FDA Bans Use of Powdered Gloves

The FDA ban on powdered medical gloves goes into effective January 18, 2017. The use, advertising, and marketing of powdered surgeon’s gloves, patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder for surgeon’s gloves at medical clinics and hospitals will be strictly forbidden.

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Unraveling Diagnostic Error: Delving Deeply to Identify Hidden Human Factors

The challenges we face in improving patient safety and decreasing healthcare-related harm and death remain urgent, compelling, and undeniable. Despite our considerable efforts over the past 15 years, and some very notable advances, mostly resulting from increased standardization of processes and the use of checklists, the overall magnitude of the problem remains enormous.

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