Your Radiology Brief

Your Radiology Brief

Your Radiology Brief

32 children's medicines recalled for 'microbial contamination'

Pittman, T. (August 23, 2018). 32 children's medicines recalled for 'microbial contamination'

WKYC 3. Retrieved

King Bio is recalling 32 children's medicines due to microbial contamination, the company said in a released statement. The use of the medications could result in life-threatening infections in some patients. The recalled items were produced between Aug. 1, 2017, and April 2018. They have tested positive for microbial contamination. King Bio describes the number of recalled medications as a "small percentage,” and it is issuing the recall out of caution.


Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral IV Access Risks Patient Safety

Dowling, L. and Dowling, D. (Sept 6, 2018).  Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral IV Access Risks Patient Safety.  The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved

All radiology nurses understand the difficulty of IV access. A new white paper written by PICC Excellence owner, Nancy Moureau, RN, PhD, CRNI, CPUI, VA-BC, discusses the frequency of ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous (UGPIV) procedures, challenges with UGPIV access, and solutions to enhance patient safety while curbing costs. Excerpts of the author sharing her findings can be found on U-Tube. Search for “New White Paper Introduces Innovation to Address Challenges of Ultrasound-Guided PIV.”


Global Medication Safety Webinar

Institute for Safe Medication Practices. Retrieved

ARIN is a worldwide organization and our member’s cover many different venues. Join ISMP on September 26 for a FREE webinar, Working Together to Address Global Drug Safety Issues with Packaging and Labeling. Speakers will discuss drug product issues that contribute to medication

errors around the world, and successful changes countries have made to reduce the risk of errors. For details, visit:


Mayo Clinic, Medica to launch joint insurance plans

Commons, J. (September 13, 2018). Mayo Clinic, Medica to launch joint insurance plans.  Health Leaders Media. Retrieved

Mayo Clinic and Medica announced plans to launch a joint nationwide health insurance plan. The two nonprofit, Minnesota-based companies shared the health insurance products will tap into one another's clinical, administration, and customer service expertise. The plan is to partner with local healthcare systems, to ensure easy patient access to care. When rare and complex care is required, providers will have the option to send patients to Mayo Clinic. Allan Baumgarten, an observer of Midwest healthcare trends stated, "The deal strikes me mostly as a marketing strategy. It's not described as a real joint venture health plan, like Aetna has with five provider systems or Oscar has with Cleveland Clinic. It sounds more like a Bright Health model of narrow networks with key provider groups but putting out the marketing message that your doctor can refer you to Mayo Clinic - not that you can self-refer to Mayo Clinic."

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