ALERT: Data Show Higher Preeclampsia / Eclampsia Risk Among Pregnant Patients with COVID-19

The Hospital Quality Institute’s (HQI) Sentinel Signal Detection System has alerted HQI to notify California member hospitals about significantly higher preeclampsia/eclampsia risk identified among pregnant patients with evidence of concurrent COVID‑19 infection during 2020-2021. Specifically, the below figure shows extended periods from April 2020 to June 2021 during which the probability of preeclampsia/eclampsia diagnosis was […]

ALERT: Data Show Higher Percentage of Syphilis Among Pregnant Patients

The Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) through its Sentinel Signal Detection System has identified a significant increase in syphilis diagnoses among pregnant patients from 2020-2021. Specifically, the figure below indicates that syphilis prevalence doubled among pregnant patients from 2020 through June 2021 compared to 2019 (0.16% vs. 0.08%). The elevated syphilis prevalence is not unique to […]

ALERT: Hazardous Packaging Error

URGENT – HAZARDOUS SITUATION – PLEASE REACT IMMEDIATELY Dear CHPSO members, Please be aware that the Institute for Safe Medication Practices has issued an URGENT ALERT regarding a hazardous packaging error. The following information is taken directly from their website: “ISMP is aware of an extremely hazardous packaging error involving certain cisatracurium products from Meitheal Pharmaceuticals. While the outer carton identifies […]