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Spotlight on FAQs Regarding Safe Practices for Medical Injections

Safe injection practices are a set of measures taken to perform injections in an optimally safe manner for patients, healthcare personnel, and others. Unfortunately, outbreaks and patient notifications resulting from healthcare personnel failing to adhere to Standard Precautions and basic control practices continue to be reported. The One and Only Campaign addresses some FAQs this document that summarizes inquiries received by CDC from healthcare personnel regarding safe use of needles, syringes, and injectable medications.

Drug Diversion and Disease Transmission

Preventing Infections in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
(AHRQ) has created a new infographic for ambulatory surgery settings to help
promote safe practices in preventing surgical site infections and other harmful
infections. One of the key recommendations in this infographic is to follow
safe injection practices. This is a great tool/resource to share with
colleagues in outpatient facilities. Click here to download the
infographic.

60 Second Checklist: Blood Glucose Meters

An underappreciated risk of blood glucose testing is the opportunity for exposure to bloodborne viruses (HBV, HCV, and HIV) through contaminated equipment and supplies if devices used for testing and/or insulin administration are shared. The risk of infection is present in any setting where blood glucose monitoring equipment is shared or those assisting with blood glucose monitoring and/or insulin administration fail to follow basic principles of infection control. CDPHE has created a new tool to address blood glucose meter safety.