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Let's Get This "Show On The Road"!

Kudos to Lutheran Medical Center of Brooklyn, NY and its Director of Pharmacy Steven DiCrescento! Recently Steven set up this hospital lobby display featuring the One & Only Campaign and materials. 120 raffle tickets were sold for a drawing in conjunction with this event. In addition, Steven reports he will be taking the "show on the road" to Lutheran Medical Center's Family Health Centers which include nine primary care sites and 28 school-based health/dental clinics.  Lutheran reports it serves about 86,000 patients yearly. Bravo to Steven for keeping injection safety "top of mind" among professionals in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.

NY One & Only Workgroup Members Co-Author Podiatry/Safe Injections Article

 New York One & Only Campaign workgroup members Emily Lutterloh, MD, MPH and Ernest Clement, RN, MSN, CIC of NYS Department of Health and Barbara Montana, MD, MPH of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services are among the co-authors of a new article in the Jourrnal of the American Podiatric Medical Association (JAPMA) regarding the imporant work being done to promote injection safety in the podiatric setting. To read the article in its entirety, click here.

Our thanks to JAPMA Managing Editor Noelle Boughanmi and lead author Matthew Wise, MPH, PhD for permission to link to this article.

Test Your Knowledge! You Might Be Surprised By This Podcast On 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.

NY One & Only Campaign Visits NYS Association of School Nurses (Capital District Chapter)

The Capital Region School Nurses Association in collaboration with the New York State Association of School Nurses held a March Conference for School Professionals where the New York One & Only Campaign had a vendor table to share information and materials relating to the New York One & Only Campaign. Injection safety was a key concern of many of the attending healthcare professionals, including general injection safety and insulin pen safety among students attending New York State schools.

NY Workgroup Member Holds Needle & Injection Safety Seminar

Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center held three Safety Seminars for any interested staff members on Needle and Injection Safety, February 2nd.  One & Only Campaign materials were included in the presentations which drew 36 participants despite inclement weather. Many thanks to Brookdale for making the seminar "paid time" for staffers. 

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.