News & Events
Are You Using This in Your Oncology Setting?
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
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.
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
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.