That is terrible, and look at the comments. Where does it say anything about reusing dirty needles? It talks about " inappropriate infection control practices and concerns regarding the preservation, preparation, handling and administration of medication." Sounds like his fridge temps were off and he had an infected provider. I just don't get reusing dirty needles from that.
Curious quest... How do you infect a multi dose vial if you don't reuse needle and syringe? Is it common practice to keep the same syringe?I agree it's unlikely to be reusing needles. Needles are cheap, there's no reason to reuse them unless you're injecting illegally and can't get needles.
Most likely, they contaminated a multi dose vial of something. They drew up a dose of something, injected a patient, then re-accessed the multidose vial. Even if you change needles (and keep the same syringe), you can contaminate the vial. Once that happens, everyone else getting a dose gets infected -- esp with Hep C.
My guess is he reinserted the needle while he was with the same patient after messing up the dose on the first try. More of a negligence/laziness issue than cost saving. Either way I don't know why they felt the need to point out the fact that he was an osteopathic dr Maybe some bias on the author's part?Curious quest... How do you infect a multi dose vial if you don't reuse needle and syringe? Is it common practice to keep the same syringe?