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New York One & Only Campaign Presents at NYS Ambulatory Surgery Center Association

Dr. Emily Lutterloh, Director of NYSDOH- BHAI

The New York One & Only Campaign/New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) presented on injection safety and drug diversion/substitution at the 2017 Fall Conference of the New York State Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (NYSAASC) in Cooperstown, NY on September 15, 2017. Dr. Emily Lutterloh, Director of the NYSDOH Bureau of Healthcare Associated Infections, presented on the infectious risks posed by healthcare provider drug diversion in a facility, followed up by presenters from the NYSDOH Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement who spoke about safeguarding controlled substances and signs and symptoms of potential chemical dependency in a suspected diverter.

FREE CE CREDITS WEBINAR: "Injection Safety: Do You Suspect Your Coworker of Stealing Opioids?"

Medscape Activity Injection Safety: A System Approach

This new Medscape activity entitled "Injection Safety: A System Approach" carries potential CE credits and explores misperceptions on reuse of syringes and needles and misuse of single-dose and multi-dose vials. The panel of experts including Dr. Joe Perz of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also explore the dangers of provider drug diversion and substitution. To find the injection safety activity click here.

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

Injection Safety Pledge

Take the NY One & Only Campaign Injection Safety "Provider Pledge" It's easy!

1.  Download and print the pledge, found here.

2.  Take a photo of yourself or a group of healthcare professionals holding/displaying the sign. (Landscape view is best.) It's great if you include your healthcare facility in the photo.

3.  Email the photo to: marybeth.wenger[at]health.ny[dot]gov. It might be featured on the NY One & Only Campaign webpage "Spotlight". (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!

New York One & Only Campaign Injection Safety Newsletter, July 2017

July 2017 Injection Safety Newsletter

The latest edition of the New York One & Only Campaign Injection Safety Newsletter is jam-packed with important injection safety information, including a new interview with former national APIC President Susan Dolan, RN, MS, CIC, FAPIC, in video vignettes.  It also includes updates on activities and new educational information from the New York One & Only Campaign. To read more, click here.

NY One & Only Campaign to Visit APIC Chapter 118 (Heart of NY) Annual "Teaching Day"

Susan Dolan, 2016 APIC President

The New York One & Only Campaign is pleased to visit the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Chapter 118 ("Heart of NY") Annual Teaching Day on March, 30, 2017. Among the speakers presenting at the event will be 2016 national APIC President Susan Dolan, RN, MS, CIC, FAPIC. Ms Dolan, one of the leading national proponents of injection safety, will be speaking on "Safe Injection Practices".  The NY One & Only Campaign will be handing out One & Only materials and we look forward to speaking with those of you attending the event. For more information on speakers, click on this link.

State Injection Safety Resources

Patient Questions 101 (How to Ask a Provider About Injection Safety)

Face it: haven't there been times when you visited the doctor and were in a hurry to get going, only to regret that you didn't ask a crucial question about your health and well-being? The New York One & Only Campaign knows it's tough and sometimes intimidating to ask questions, especially about safe injections. So, we came up with a step-by-step "how to" guide. It even has respectful responses if you don't get the answer you're looking for at first. Click here to find out how to do it!


Diabetes Care Advisory

This advisory has been issued for New York State's Long-term care and Assisted Living facilities.