Injectable medicines are commonly used for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of various medical conditions. Yet, even in our sophisticated medical system, not all injections are given safely. In addition to exposing patients to life-threatening infections, unsafe injections are having a devastating financial toll on patients, healthcare providers, insurers/payors and public health systems. These harms are preventable through renewed attention to basic infection control and injection safety practices.
The Nov. 13, 2012 session of CDC Grand Rounds will explore how unsafe injection practices are impacting U.S. clinicians and patients in outpatient and inpatient medical settings. Presenters include experts from CDC, CMS, and New York State.
Join the conversation: Follow @CDCgov for live tweets on Twitter and use the hashtag #CDCGroundRounds during the presentation. Questions can also be sent to grandrounds[at]cdc[dot]gov.