American College of Healthcare Executives
Summer 2009 Volume 2 (2)
In This Issue

Message From The STC ACHE President
Messsage From The Regent
South Texas Chapter Innovation Grant
Member and Community Leadership
Baptist Health System Chosen to Test New Health Care Approach
Remington Medical Resort-San Antonio a First in the Nation
Methodist Stone Oak Opens as Accredited Hispanic Healthcare Hospital
First Class of Nurses Receives Associates Degree
Methodist Stone Oak Hospital Captures Birth Day
Global Health Care Issues
The Alamo Area Academies
FDA News Release
Request for Hot Topic eNewletter Articles
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)


ePoll

Has your institution met the criteria for stage 3-6 Electronic Medical Record (EMR) adoption of the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMMS) to track hospital and health systems electronic record progress?

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Links

South Texas Chapter Website
American College of Healthcare Executives
Texas Hospital Association
San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
Tricare Regional Office South TROS
Humana Military Healthcare Service Tricare South
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Integrative Center for Homeland Security
South Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma
National Cancer Institute
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs


Chapter Officers

Immediate Past President
Gary J. Meyn, MA, FACHE
San Antonio, TX
meyn@uthscsa.edu

President
Joyce G. Brown, FACHE
San Antonio, TX
joyce.brown@va.gov

Vice President
Jeanette R. Skinner, FACHE
San Antonio, TX
jeanetteskinner@yahoo.com

Treasurer
Michael P. Griffin, FACHE
San Antonio, TX
michael.griffin1@us.army.mil

Secretary
Karla Krueger
San Antonio, TX
Karla.krueger@va.gov

FDA News Release
FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Skin Products Made by Clarcon Due to Bacterial Contamination Risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced June 8, 2009 that Clarcon Biological Chemistry Laboratory Inc. of Roy, Utah, is voluntarily recalling some skin sanitizers and skin protectants marketed under several different brand names because of high levels of disease-causing bacteria found in the product during a recent inspection. The FDA is warning consumers to not use any Clarcon products.

Consumers should not use any Clarcon products and should throw these products away in household refuse. Analyses of several samples of over-the-counter topical antimicrobial skin sanitizer and skin protectant products revealed high levels of various bacteria, including some associated with unsanitary conditions. Some of these bacteria can cause opportunistic infections of the skin and underlying tissues.  Such infections may need medical or surgical attention, and may result in permanent damage.

Examples of products that should be discarded include:

  • Citrushield Lotion
  • Dermasentials DermaBarrier
  • Dermassentials by Clarcon Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer
  • Iron Fist Barrier Hand Treatment
  • Skin Shield Restaurant
  • Skin Shield Industrial
  • Skin Shield Beauty Salon Lotion
  • Total Skin Care Beauty
  • Total Skin Care Work

Findings from the FDA’s recent inspection of the Clarcon facility are particularly concerning because the products are promoted as antimicrobial agents that claim to treat open wounds, damaged skin, and protect against various infectious diseases.  The inspection uncovered serious deviations from FDA’s current Good Manufacturing Practice requirements.

Health care professionals and consumers may report serious adverse events (side effects) or product quality problems with the use of this product to FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program. Online:https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/medwatch-online.htm;Regular Mail: use postage-paid FDA form 3500 and mail to MedWatch, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787; Fax: 800-FDA-0178; Phone: 800-FDA-1088

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July 25, 2009
STC-ACHE Summer Education Program
South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX 

 



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