I came across an article today that caught my attention. Apparently, this endoscopy clinic in Las Vegas was re-using syringes and vials for anesthesia on patients. They clearly stated that needles were NOT re-used, but these other things could still be extremely dangerous in the fact that they have contained bodily fluids that can carry hepatitis and HIV, meaning that the recipients of anything contained in these could have been infected.
I just don't understand how those things can happen in these times when there is such a huge focus on sterile procedures and the prevention of transmitting disease in medical facilities. It makes it really scary for people to put trust in the medical system when you hear about these kinds of things happening.
I'm very curious to find out who was responsible for causing this. Obviously someone knew this was happening. They are saying that it occurred between March of 2004 and January 11th, 2008. I hope that they have taken care of dismissing the person or people who knew about this. I also hope that these people will be put on trial for putting other people's lives at risk.
Here's a link to the article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080228/hl_afp/healthusaids_080228215855;_ylt=Aksaj34jodQzTseWpF4pqOus0NUE
Let me know if anyone hears any updates on this story.