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June 28 Webinar Targeted to Pediatric Nurses

The AAP Section on Telehealth Care will offer a webinar on Managing Allergic Rhinitis and Hives Over the Phone on Monday, June 28, 2010 from 3:00-4:00pm EDT (2:00-3:00pm CDT). The Webinar is targeted to pediatric triage nurses. It is open to members of the AAP's Section on Telehealth Care, their telephone triage staff and because of the partnership, members of AAACN as well. CE credit is not available at this time.

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GammaGard Liquid, Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)

Audience

Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics

Issue

Baxter BioScience and FDA notified healthcare professionals of a market withdrawal being conducted as a precautionary measure due to an increased number of adverse event reports of allergic reactions associated with two lots of the product.

Background

GammaGard Liquid is indicated for the treatment of primary immunodeficiency disorders associated with defects in humoral immunity.

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CDC Health Advisory: Healthcare Professionals Warned Not to use Certain Intravenous Metronidazole, Ondansetron, and Ciprofloxacin

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting healthcare professionals not to use certain intravenous (IV) bags of metronidazole, ondansetron, and ciprofloxacin because of potential contamination. FDA has received reports of floating matter in IV bags manufactured by Claris Lifesciences Limited, in Ahmedabad, India. Microbiological analysis identified the matter in one of the bags as a Cladosporium mold. Molds of this type can cause infections in susceptible patients, such as immunocompromised individuals.

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