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Patient Safety
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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...
Thursday, October 25, 2018
New FactFinder on Preventing External Skin Burns During Thermal Radiofrequency Neurotomy »
Find the facts about minimizing your patients’ risk of suffering external skin burns during thermal radiofrequency neuroto...
Thursday, September 27, 2018
New FactFinder on Bathing Restrictions After Interventional Spine Procedures »
Find the facts about whether bathing restrictions are necessary after needle-based interventional spine procedures. Down...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Safety Alert: Pharm D Solutions, LLC Voluntarily Recalling All Sterile Compounded Drugs »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 09/11/2018: Pharm D Solutions, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Sterile Compounded D...
Friday, August 24, 2018
New FactFinder on Radiofrequency Neurotomy in Patients with Permanent Pacemakers and Defibrillators »
Find the latest facts about whether radiofrequency neurotomy can be safely performed to treat facet joint pain in patients...
Monday, July 30, 2018
Safety Alert: Ranier’s Rx Laboratory Issues Voluntary Recall of All Sterile Compounded Products »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 07/30/2018: Ranier’s Rx Laboratory Issues Voluntary Recall of All Sterile Compounded Products Wit...
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Safety Alert: The FDA Finds Ranier’s Compounding Laboratory Products Lack Sterility Assurance »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 07/12/2018: The FDA Alerts Health Care Professionals, Patients, Veterinarians and Animal Owners N...
Friday, June 8, 2018
New FactFinder on Driving After an Epidural Steroid Injection Without Sedation »
Find the facts about whether epidural steroid injections may impact your non-sedated patients’ ability to drive safely pos...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
FDA Warns Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents (GBCAs) Retained in the Body; Requires New Class Warnings »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 05/17/2018: FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA Warns that Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents (GBCAs...
Monday, May 14, 2018
Safety Alert: Medline Remedy Essentials No-Rinse Cleansing Foam Linked to Infection Outbreak »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 05/14/2018:  Medline Remedy Essentials No-Rinse Cleansing Foam - Avoid Using - Multistate...
Friday, May 11, 2018
Recall Alert: Fabius Anesthesia Machines by Dräger Medical »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 05/11/2018: Fabius Anesthesia Machines by Dräger Medical: Class I Recall - Due to Production Step...
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
New FactFinder on NPO Prior to Interventional Spine Procedures »
Should you instruct your patients undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic spinal injections not to eat or drink after midnigh...
Friday, April 13, 2018
Recall Alert: All Sterile Products From Coastal Meds »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 04/13/2018: All Sterile Products from Coastal Meds: Recall - Visible Particles in Drug Vials for...
Friday, April 13, 2018
Recall Alert: Sterile Injectable Products by Premier Pharmacy Labs »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 04/13/2018: Sterile Injectable Products by Premier Pharmacy Labs: Recall - Lack of Sterility...
Friday, April 6, 2018
Updated FactFinder on the Safety of Gadolinium-Based Contrast Media »
The SIS Patient Safety Committee has updated the FactFinder on gadolinium-based contrast media. Find the latest facts abou...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
New FactFinder on NANSAIDs »
Find the facts about the bleeding risks from oral non-aspirin non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NANSAIDs) taken prior...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Recall Alert: Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate for Injection 40mg, 125mg, and 1g by Sagent Pharma »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 03/06/2018:  Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate for Injection 40mg, 125mg, and 1g by Sag...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Recall Alert: Hydromorphone HCL Injection USP by Hospira »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 03/05/2018:  Hydromorphone HCL Injection USP by Hospira: Recall - Potential for Empty or...

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