News & Events
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.
NY One & Only Campaign Conducts Outreach to Outpatient Oncology Settings in NY State
The New York One & Only Campaign has just wrapped up four months of telephone calls made to 361 outpatient oncology settings in New York State. The objective of this outreach is to compile a current, working email list by which the Campaign could do targeted outreach to settings not normally overseen by CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). This was a key recommendation of the US Government Accountability Office's (GAO) report on the One & Only Campaign in 2012. For more CDC resources regarding infection control (including injection safety) in oncology settings, please follow this link.
91 Medical Residents Learn About the One & Only Campaign and Injection Safety
On Thursday, June 26, Kim James, NP, member of the New York One & Only Campaign workgroup from Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, gave a presentation on safe injection practices and needlestick safety to 91 Medical Residents at the hospital's "New Physicians' Orientation". Kim informed the residents about the One & Only Campaign and says not only did they get great resources for their practices but will know how to protect themselves as well as their patients. The physicians are Medical, Surgical and Pediatric Residents and Hematology/Oncology and Nephrology Fellows. Thanks much Kim, for spreading the word!