Newsclip®: [Health] State found lapses in infection control at 2 LA hospitals - seattlepi.com

"LOS ANGELES (AP) — California health inspectors dispatched to two Los Angeles hospitals following 'superbug' outbreaks involving a hard-to-clean medical scope found numerous safety violations that appeared to put more patients at risk, according to a newspaper report. UCLA and Cedars officials said Friday they were not aware of any patients who were sickened by the sterilization problems the state regulators found during the March 2015 inspections. Yet patient advocates said that the reports showed how infection control practices can lag even at top hospitals that had recently responded to bacteria outbreaks. Contamination of the scopes, lightweight tubes threaded through the mouth into the top of the small intestine, has been linked to bacterial outbreaks that sickened dozens of patients in hospitals around the country.", www.seattlepi.com


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