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CDC Basic Infection Control in Outpatient Oncology Settings

Given that the healthcare "landscape" is changing by the minute, it's always good to review CDC recommendations on infection control and injection safety.  One great resource is this "Basic Infection Control and Prevention Plan for Outpatient Oncology Settings".  Share it as a refresher for your outpatient oncology facility, or share among colleagues, by clicking here.

Preventing Infection From the Misuse of Vials: Joint Commission Webinar

Preventing Infection From the Misuse of Vials

The Joint Commission has issued a Sentinel Event webinar on "Preventing Infection From the Misuse of Vials". This is "must" listening for any clinician who prepares, administers or oversees others who prepare or administer injections.  Presenters include experts from CDC, Institute for Safe Medication Practices and the American Society of Anesthesiology. Please share this link/presentation with your colleagues.

New Podcast Answers Injection Safety Questions

The New York One & Only Campaign is pleased to announce the release of a new podcast entitled “Injection Safety: What You Might Not Know”. It includes an interview with Guthrie Birkhead, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Commissioner, Office of Science, New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), as Dr. Birkhead tackles tough questions about titration, batching and potential transmission of infectious disease by glucometer. Some of these questions have been posed by real-life practitioners.

Click here to listen to the podcast. Here is a transcript of the podcast.

Medication injection safety knowledge and practices among anesthesiologists: New York State, 2011

An eye-opening 2011 survey of New York State anesthesiologists' practices when it comes to injection safety has been recently published, with several members of the New York One & Only Campaign among its authors.  This is "must" reading for anyone concerned about unsafe injection practices in healthcare. Click here to read the article published in the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia.

NY One & Only Campaign Partners' Article on Improper Use of MDV/SDV in Outpatient Setting

NYCDOHMH Paper on Misuse of MDV/SDV

Thanks to our New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene partners in the New York One & Only Campaign, for sharing a recent DOHMH publication on an investigation into misuse of multi-dose and single-dose vials, and lapses of aseptic technique in an outpatient setting, leading to serious patient infection. You can read the full article here.

State Injection Safety Resources

Patient Questions 101 (How to Ask a Provider About Injection Safety)

Face it: haven't there been times when you visited the doctor and were in a hurry to get going, only to regret that you didn't ask a crucial question about your health and well-being? The New York One & Only Campaign knows it's tough and sometimes intimidating to ask questions, especially about safe injections. So, we came up with a step-by-step "how to" guide. It even has respectful responses if you don't get the answer you're looking for at first. Click here to find out how to do it!

Diabetes Care Advisory

This advisory has been issued for New York State's Long-term care and Assisted Living facilities.