Focus: Infection Control

Arkansas VA healthcare system failed to update cleaning standards

October 26, 2017

A healthcare system that provides services at veterans clinics has confirmed that its center in northwest Arkansas failed to follow updated cleaning standards for instruments used in eye surgery, according to an article on the KATV website.

The Veterans Health System of the Ozarks released a statement saying staff members are taking further precautions and looking into how long the outdated procedures were in effect at the Fayetteville center.

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported the error was found during a routine inspection in September.

The system has also requested a review of case records and procedures by Department of Veterans Affairs experts in sterile processing and infectious diseases.

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