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In part two of her CDC Safe Healthcare Blog, Pam Dembski Hart, a New York One & Only Campaign workgroup member and surveyor for over two decades, explains how requiring competencies might go a long way toward solving lapses in safe injection practices. Read more about Pam's thoughts here.
"You Won't Believe the Things I See. And Hear"
New York One & Only Campaign workgroup member Pam Dembski Hart BS MT ASCP CHSP, has written a must-read blog from her perspective as a surveyor of healthcare facilities for more than two decades. Pam does her utmost to help heatlhcare facilities meet state and federal infection control and safety guidelines, but along the way she has collected cautionary tales about lapses in safe injection practices. The blog is entitled: "You Won't Believe the Things I See. And Hear." To read the blog, click here.
New Podcast on Healthcare Provider Diversion/Substitution from NY One & Only Campaign
The New York One & Only Campaign is pleased to share a new 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.
Injection Safety Newsletter
Start your New Year (2016) right by catching up on all you need to know about safe injections with the NY One & Only Campaign "ISN: Injection Safety Newsletter." You can read the latest news from the New York and National One & Only Campaigns by clicking here.
Journal of the Nurse Practitioner Association-NY Features NY One & Only Campaign Provider Diversion Podcast
Thanks to the Nurse Practitioners Association of New York State for featuring an article about the New York One & Only Campaign's podcast conversation between NYSDOH Commissioner Howard Zucker, MD, JD, and Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN, a noted expert on the topic of injection safety and provider drug diversion or tampering. The podcast covers a number of topics including how to spot diversion behavior and steps administrators can take before an event happens in their facility. Click here to read the article.