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Patient Safety
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...
Friday, March 2, 2018
Safety Alert: FDA Warns Cantrell Drug’s Compounded Products Have Serious Sterility Deficiencies »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 03/02/2018: Compounded Drug Products from Cantrell Drug Company: FDA Warning - Serious Defic...
Monday, February 12, 2018
New FactFinder on Conscious Sedation »
Find the latest facts about whether or not conscious sedation is necessary for performing most interventional pain procedu...
Monday, January 29, 2018
New FactFinder on Spinal Cord Stimulation Patients with Permanent Pacemakers and Defibrillators »
Find the latest facts about whether or not spinal cord stimulation is an absolute contraindication in patients with a prio...
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
SIS Reviews FSMB Draft Compounding Position and Requests Exception for Interventional Pain »
On January 17, 2018, SIS issued a comment letter to the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) to addres...
Friday, January 12, 2018
Safety Alert: Problematic Stoppers Replaced in Becton-Dickinson Drug Syringes »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 01/12/2018: Becton-Dickinson (BD) Syringes Used to Store Compounded or Repackaged Drugs: FDA...
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Recall Alert: PharMEDium Expands Nationwide Recall of Additional Lots of Compounded Sterile Products »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 01/11/2018: Pharmedium Services, LLC Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Additional Lots...
Friday, January 5, 2018
FDA Offers Podcast on Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agent Retention; EMA Implements Restrictions »
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a new Drug Safety Podcast, warning that gadolinium-based contrast agen...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Recall Alert: Certain Lots of Compounded Sterile Products by PharMEDium Services, LLC »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 01/02/2018: Certain Lots of Compounded Sterile Products by PharMEDium Services, LLC: Recall...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
New Class Warnings: Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents (GBCAs) »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 12/19/2017: Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents (GBCAs): Drug Safety Communication - Retained in B...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
New FactFinder on Masks, Gowns, and Caps »
Does wearing a face mask, gown, or cap decrease the risk of infection during interventional spine procedures?  ...
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Recall Alert: Alcohol Prep Pads by Simple Diagnostics »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 12/05/2017:  Pharmacist Choice Alcohol Prep Pads by Simple Diagnostics: Recall - Lack of Ste...
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Recall Alert: Midazolam Injection by Fresenius Kabi »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 11/05/2017: Midazolam Injection, USP, 2 mg/2 mL mL by Fresenius Kabi: Recall - Reports of Blis...
Friday, November 3, 2017
New FactFinder on Internal Skin Burn Due to Novel Radiofrequency Ablation Technology »
Find the latest facts about internal skin burns caused by novel radiofrequency ablation (RFA) technologies, including wate...
Monday, October 23, 2017
Recall Alert: Injectable Products by SCA Pharmaceuticals »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 10/23/2017: Injectable Products by SCA Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Potential Contamination T...
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Injection Practices Campaign Warns Unsafe Syringe Reuse Is Not Uncommon »
A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study published by the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotio...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
New FactFinder on Intra-Articular Corticosteroid Injections and Hyperglycemia »
Find the latest facts about the systemic impact of intra-articular steroid injections on blood glucose levels in your diab...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
New Compounded Drug Product Report Available »
In an effort to help the medical community identify and access specific compounded drug products from facilities that are...
Monday, September 11, 2017
Recall Alert: Hydromorphone HCl by Hospira »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 09/08/2017: Hydromorphone HCl by Hospira: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance This is an...

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