Healthcare News & Insights

Report: What hospitals did wrong in scope outbreak crisis

If your hospital uses duodenoscopes or similar devices on patients, you’ll want to pay close attention to a new federal report about the recent infection outbreaks tied to tainted scopes. Reason: The problem is more far reaching than originally thought – and there may be a few changes regarding medical devices as a result. 

CDC: ‘Phantom menace’ superbug poses patient risk

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning hospitals of a new superbug that could have deadly implications for patients if not recognized and treated quickly. 

Tool linked to superbug outbreak in hospitals

After local officials noticed a cluster of cases of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infections in hospitals, they investigated the source. And in each case, the disease had the same origin: contaminated duodenoscopes.