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New Podcast on Healthcare Provider Diversion/Substitution from NY One & Only Campaign

Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN

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.

Mt. Sinai Hospital Hosts Provider Health Facility Drug Diversion Training

New York One & Only Campaign Workgroup member Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN, Diversion and Controlled Substance Regulatory Consultant and John Burke, Commander Warren County (Ohio) Drug Task Force, presented at this June 15 "Health Facility Diversion Training Conference" at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. The issue of dealing with provider drug diversion/substitution was approached as a partnership among healthcare professionals, healthcare institutions and law enforcement. Among the topics: "How to Spot a Diverter," and "Diversion Response: Will You Be Ready When It Happens?". The consensus among presenters was that facilities should be proactive and consider setting up anti-diversion programs to ensure patient safety before an incident happens. Participants were also urged to reach out to and start a relationship with local law enforcement before an episode of diversion happens in their facility.

"If You Don't Ask, Who Will?"

The New York One & Only Campaign is pleased to share this new, humorous video with a serious message about patients asking their provider questions regarding injection safety. While the video is intended to make you smile, it also carries a message about the need for patients and providers to have frank conversations about steps a facility and provider take to ensure each and every injection is a safe one. Please share this with your colleagues and networks, or even use it to "break the ice" the next time you want to bring up the topic on injection safety with your provider! Click here to see the video.

NY Workgroup Member HONOReform Speaks With ASCs About Injection Safety

New York One & Only Campaign advisory workgroup member HONOReform (Hepatitis Outbreaks National Organization for Reform) has done recent outreach to the ambulatory surgical setting in two different US states, regarding the injection safety message of the national One & Only Campaign. One of those states was neighboring Connecticut. Take a look at the video blog filed by HONOReform regarding the vitally important conversations had with respect to patient safety and safe injections.

Let's Get This "Show On The Road"!

Kudos to Lutheran Medical Center of Brooklyn, NY and its Director of Pharmacy Steven DiCrescento! Recently Steven set up this hospital lobby display featuring the One & Only Campaign and materials. 120 raffle tickets were sold for a drawing in conjunction with this event. In addition, Steven reports he will be taking the "show on the road" to Lutheran Medical Center's Family Health Centers which include nine primary care sites and 28 school-based health/dental clinics.  Lutheran reports it serves about 86,000 patients yearly. Bravo to Steven for keeping injection safety "top of mind" among professionals in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.

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.