News & Events

International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW)

International Infection Prevention Week (October 19-25, 2014)  takes place the third week of October each year and aims to raise awareness of the role infection prevention plays to improve patient safety.  This year, Marie Fornof, RN, BSN, Infection Preventionist at National Jewish Health in Colorado, focused her efforts on promoting injection safety.  Marie, was able to spread the message of the One & Only Campaign to more than 75 health care professionals in various clinical areas who perform medication administration utilizing syringes.  

We would like to congratulate Marie and National Jewish Health on a successful event and are proud to partner with you in promoting patient safety.  

If you would like to promote your efforts to promote injection safety, please contact us!

Avista Adventist Hospital Lunch and Learn

September 24, 2014

Avista Adventist Hospital hosted a "Lunch and Learn" session for their nursing staff on September 24, 2014.  April Burdorf from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) led the session which focused on Injection Safety and Patient Safety Risks Associated With The Diversion of Injectable Medications.  

Avista is committed to Patient Safety and has pledged to include messaging from  "The One and Only Campaign" in their clinical education programs.  Thank you Avista!


If you would like to host a similar event, please contact April.Burdorf[at][dot]us

2014 Rocky Mountain ASC Educational Trade Show

April 9, 2014

The Colorado One & Only Campaign had the privilege of presenting at The 2014 Rocky Mountain ASC Educational Trade Show. This great educational event, presented by the Colorado Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (CASCA) was attended by representatives from nearly 50 ambulatory surgery centers throughout Colorado. We were excited to share the One & Only campaign message with approximately 75 attendees who participated in the preconference event which focused on infection prevention. 

Thank you to CASCA and Executive Director, Simon Schwartz, for allowing us to share
this important message with your members. 

Safe Diabetes Care Message Reaches 10,000 Colorado Health Care Providers

March 5, 2014

The Colorado One & Only Campaign shared an important new resource with more
than 10,000 Colorado healthcare providers. The resource entitled, “Recommended Practices for Safe Assisted Monitoring of Blood Glucose,” was distributed to providers through The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s,  Health Facilities Community Blog. This newly created resource emphasizes the importance of safe practices aimed at preventing the transmission of blood borne viruses during routine diabetes care.  

Colorado Joins the One & Only Campaign to Promote Injection Safety

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
(CDPHE) is now an official partner of the One & Only Campaign, a
public heath campaign led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC) to raise awareness
among patients and healthcare providers about safe injection practices. The
campaign aims to eradicate outbreaks resulting from unsafe injection practices.

Check back regularly to discover recent news and events in Colorado surrounding safe injection practices and activities.

State Injection Safety Resources

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Colorado Injection Safety

For more information about injection safety at the Colorado Department of Public
Health and Environment, visit our Injection Safety website.

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