News & Events
NYSDOH Safe Injections Subject Matter Expert to Speak at NY Anesthesiologists' Post Graduate Assembly
Emily Lutterloh, MD, MPH, Director of the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Healthcare Associated Infections, and member of the New York One & Only Campaign workgroup, will be speaking on injection safety at the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists' (NYSSA) Post Graduate Assembly on Sunday, December 15. Moderating the Focus Session on "Infection Control Issues Impacting Anesthesiology Practice" will be Richard Beers, MD, and faculty presentation will be made by Elliott Greene, MD. Dr. Beers and Dr. Greene are also members of the New York workgroup.
December Injection Safety Newsletter Hot off the Presses!
The December issue of the New York One & Only Campaign Injection Safety Newsletter (ISN) is now out. Please take a look for the latest information on what the New York Campaign is up to, and where you can get crucial educational materials to ensure your practice or facility prepares and administers every injection safely. Click here for the latest edition of the ISN.
A Patient Speaks From the Heart
New York One & Only Campaign Workgroup member Karen Morrow speaks eloquently in a CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Safe Healthcare Blog, about her feelings following the recent murder conviction of the physician who owned the Las Vegas clinic where she is believed to have contracted hepatitis C due to an unsafe injection. You can read the blog here. Please share this unforgettable story with your networks.
NY One & Only Workgroup Member Takes Injection Safety to the UK!
New York One & OnlyCampaign Workgroup member Kim James, NP, has a personal goal to do one community service event on any trip/vacation she makes. In late August, 2013, she took the One & Only message of injection safety to an audience of healthcare providers and patients at High Wycombe Hospital in Buckinghamshire, near London. Kim also included information about needlestick safety, which is a key component of the One & Only Bloodborne Pathogen Training Module. Kim reports the audience stayed on for two hours to ask questions and she was also asked to share more with the UK Minister of Health! Thanks, Kim!
Synergy of New York One & Only Campaign Workgroup Members Working Together!
New York One & Only Campaign Workgroup members were discussing patient safety and safe injections in several New York City area meetings this week. On the left, Evelyn McKnight of HONOReform meets with Kim James, NP, of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn. On the right, Evelyn meets with Ilene Corina of PULSE of NY (Persons United Limiting Substandards and Errors in Healthcare) at the Consumers Union Safe Patient Project conference. Many thanks to our New York Workgroup members for teaming up in their efforts to stop unsafe injections. Our effectiveness is exponentially increased when we work together!