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Patient Safety
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Telehealth Remote Communications During COVID-19 Emergency »
Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health E...
Monday, March 16, 2020
SIS COVID-19 Resources for Members »
The Spine Intervention Society is urging its members to closely familiarize themselves with and adhere to the following gu...
Friday, March 13, 2020
New FactFinder on Informed Consent »
Is your informed consent process leading you to disclose pertinent information that a reasonable patient believes would be...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Becton Dickinson (BD) CareFusion 303 Inc. Recalls Alaris System Infusion Pumps »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 03/11/2020: Becton Dickinson (BD) CareFusion 303 Inc. Recalls Alaris System Infusion Pumps Due to...
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Earn CME Credit Online Reviewing ESI Frequency FactFinder »
Earn CME credit reviewing the SIS FactFinder: Frequency of Epidural Steroid Injections by Ryan Mattie, MD; Byron J....
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
FUSION IV Pharmaceuticals Recalls All Sterile Drug Products Due to Lack of Assurance of Sterility »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 01/21/2020: FUSION IV Pharmaceuticals, Inc dba. AXIA Pharmaceutical Issues Voluntary Recall of Al...
Friday, January 17, 2020
AXIA Pharmaceutical Recalls All Sterile Drug Products Due to Lack of Assurance of Sterility »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 01/17/2020: AXIA Pharmaceutical Issues Voluntary Recall of All Sterile Drug Products Within Expir...
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Earn CME Credit Online Reviewing Info on Antiseptic Agents »
Earn CME credit reviewing the SIS FactFinder: Antiseptic Agents by Clark C. Smith, MD, MPH and David C. Miller, MD, MA...
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Earn CME Credit Online Reviewing Info on Electrode Safety »
Earn CME credit reviewing the SIS FactFinder: Inadvertent Internal Skin Burn Caused by Radiofrequency Electrodes During...
Friday, November 15, 2019
Earn CME Credit Online Reviewing Info on Precipitate Formation Risks »
Earn CME credit reviewing the SIS FactFinder: Risks of Precipitate Formation When Combining Corticosteroids with Local A...
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Earn CME Credit Reviewing the Safety and Effectiveness of Ultrasound for Cervical Spine Injections »
Earn CME credit on the SIS online learning platform for reviewing the FactFinder:  Ultrasound Imaging for Cervical I...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
New FactFinder on Ultrasound-Guided Cervical Injections »
Is ultrasound imaging a proven safe and effective alternative to fluoroscopy for cervical spine injections? Download the n...
Friday, September 13, 2019
KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. Recalls All Drug Products Due to Lack of Assurance of Sterility »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 09/13/2019: KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Human and An...
Friday, September 6, 2019
Earn CME Credit Reviewing ESI Patient Follow-Up »
Earn CME credit on the SIS online learning platform for reviewing the FactFinder: Follow-Up After Epidural Steroid Inje...
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
FDA Warns Stemell About Selling Unapproved Umbilical Cord Products »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 09/04/2019: FDA Sends Warning to Stemell, Inc., of San Juan Capistrano, California, for Selling U...
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Earn CME Online: Find the Facts on Patients' Lifetime ESI Tolerance »
Earn CME credit on the SIS online learning platform for reviewing the FactFinder: Cumulative Lifetime Steroid Exposure v...
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
New FactFinder on the Cumulative Lifetime Steroid Exposure via Epidural Administration »
Is there a set number of epidural steroid injections (ESI) that is “safe” over the course of a patient’s life? Download th...
Friday, July 12, 2019
Decrease the Risk of Preventable Complications From Interventional Pain Procedures »
Announcing a new free SIS-exclusive resource: Safety Practices for Interventional Pain Procedures . The SIS Standards D...
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Friday, June 21, 2019
Infusion Options Inc. Issues Recall of All Sterile Products »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 06/21/2019: Infusion Options Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Lots of All Steri...
Thursday, June 20, 2019
RXQ Compounding Issues Recall of Sterile Products and Cessation of Production »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 06/20/2019: RXQ Compounding, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Sterile Products w...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Premier Pharmacy Labs Issues Recall of Unexpired Sterile Drug Product Lots »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 06/19/2019: Premier Pharmacy Labs Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Unexpired Sterile...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
New FactFinder on the Annual Maximum Dose of Epidural Steroid Injection »
Find the facts about the safety of frequent high-dose epidural steroid injections. Download the FactFinder he...
Friday, May 24, 2019
Pharm D Solutions Issues Recall of All Sterile Compounded Drugs »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 05/24/2019: Pharm D Solutions, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Sterile Compounded D...
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Patients Exposed to Risk From Drugs Made and Distributed by Compounder PharMEDium Services »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 05/23/2019: United States Federal Court Enters Consent Decree Against Compounder PharMEDium Servi...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Pharm D Solutions to Cease Manufacturing/Distribution of Drugs Intended to Be Sterile »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 05/22/2019: United States Federal Court Enters Consent Decree of Permanent Injunction Against Tex...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Safety Alert: Alvogen Inc. Voluntarily Recalling Fentanyl Transdermal System Due to Mislabeling »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 04/23/2019: Alvogen Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Fentanyl Transdermal System Due to...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Safety Alert: FDA Reports Harm to Patients From Sudden Discontinuation of Opioid Pain Medicine »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 04/09/2019: FDA Identifies Harm Reported From Sudden Discontinuation of Opioid Pain Medicines and...
Monday, February 25, 2019
Best Practices for Coping With Dexamethasone Shortages »
  The Spine Intervention Society has outlined best practice recommendations to maximize safety while perfo...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Earn CME Reviewing a FactFinder on Immunosuppressed Patients and Spinal Injections »
Earn CME credit on the SIS eLearning platform SpineNet for reviewing the FactFinder: Spinal Injections in Immunosuppr...
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Safety Alert: FDA Warns Company for Stem Cell Products; Puts Others On Notice »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 12/20/2018: FDA Sends Warning to Company for Marketing Dangerous Unapproved Stem Cell Products Th...
Monday, December 10, 2018
Review a Newly Updated FactFinder on the Safe Use of Multi-Dose and Single-Dose Vials »
Review 10 specific recommendations about using both multi- and single-dose vials in this newly updated SIS FactFinder,...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Safety Alert: FDA Alerts Health Care Professionals Not to Use Pharm D Solutions’ Sterile Products »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 11/20/2018: FDA Alerts Health Care Professionals Not to Use Pharm D Solutions’ Sterile Drug Produ...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
FDA Urges the Use of Caution with Implanted Pumps »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 11/14/2018: The FDA Urges the Use of Caution with Implanted Pumps for Intrathecal Administration...

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