News & Events
Health Commissioner Calls for Safe Injection Practices
In keeping with Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 3-9, 2013), New York State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah, M.D., M.P.H., calls on healthcare providers and patients to insist on nothing less than "One Needle, One Syringe, Only One Time." To read the press release, click here.
New York Providers Have Resources on Injection Safety!
Concerned about whether your office or hospital is "taking its best shot" at all times? Well, never have healthcare providers in New York State had so many unique resources with which to ensure that each injection given in healthcare is a safe one! The New York One & Only Campaign can direct you to print materials, a Medscape CME, and audio-video presentations suitable for an office staff meeting or an annual convention of your provider organization. Click here for more information.
Dr. Guthrie Birkhead Encourages States to Join the One & Only Campaign on AZ Health Director's Blog
Dr. Guthrie Birkhead, MD, MPH, Deputy Commissioner, Office of Public Health, New York State Department of Health (DOH), recently commented on a blog by the Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, regarding injection safety. Dr. Birkhead encouraged state and local health departments to get involved with the Campaign in the second comment under Director Will Humble's original entry.
December 2012 NY One & Only Campaign Newsletter
The latest edition of the New York One & Only Campaign Injection Safety Newsletter is full of important safe injection tools for healthcare providers, including link to a new, free Bloodborne Pathogen Training module; a new animated video called "How To Do It Right," outlining proper procedures for accessing single-dose vials; a podcast by the President of AANA; and new insulin pen safety materials. Share it with other healthcare professionals on your Listserv! Check it out here!