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Colorado Medication Take-Back Program

Get rid of your unused medications!

The Colorado Medication Take-Back Program is a network of secure boxes for collecting unused and unwanted household medications. This program is for unused household medications only. Medication wastes generated by health care facilities are prohibited. The program cannot accept prescribed narcotics or other controlled substances, such as Percocet, Oxycontin, Vicodin, Xanax, Ritalin and Adderall or their generic equivalent.

To find a collecton box location, follow the following link: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/medication-take-back-program-collection-boxes

Take the One & Only Injection Safety Pledge! Make a Stand for Safe Injections and Safe Patients!

Take the CO One & Only Campaign Injection Safety "Provider Pledge"

1.  Download and print the pledge.

2.  Take a photo of yourself or a group of healthcare professionals
holding/displaying the sign. You can include your healthcare facility in the photo.

3.  Email the photo to: alana.cilwick[at]state.co[dot]us. It might be featured on the CO One & Only Campaign webpage. (Note: By sending it to us, you give us your permission to
use it on our web page or social media channels.)

4.  Use social media to spread the message by uploading to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #1andonlypledge.

CHALLENGE your colleagues to join in, and create a community of safe practice!

Podcast on Healthcare Provider Drug Diversion/Substitution from NY One and Only Campaign

The One of Only Campaign partner state New York shared a podcast on healthcare provider drug diversion and substitution, featuring an interview by New York State Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, MD, JD, with national expert and consultant on diversion Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN. New shares her insights on diversion and how it contributes to unsafe injections, how facilities can spot potential diverters, and how they can start anti-diversion programs. She also explores how individual practitioners can keep the workplace and patients safe by vigilance when diversion becomes a concern. A transcript of the podcast may be viewed here.

Colorado Assisted Living Association Promotes Safe Injection Pracices

May 22nd, The Colorado Assisted Living Association (CALA) invited the Colorado One and Only Campaign to educate members on safe injection practices and efforts within the State.  Members of the campaign, shared promotional materials from the One and Only Campaign as well as the New 60 Second Insulin Pen and 60 Second Lancing Device resources available to download and share.  The information was well received by members, the Colorado One & Only Campaign was happy to partner with this great organization.  

"60 Second Safety Checklist"

The Colorado One & Only Campaign, has created a series of tools aimed to assist direct caregivers in the Assisted Living environment.  The first in a series of tools created, can be utilized as a "60 Second Patient Safety Checklist" to assess risk associated with insulin pen use and basic infection control practices in your facility.

 

 

Additional tools will be added over time, so check back often and share widely within your organization.