New York

News & Events

Consider the "Learning Podcast: Injection Safety for Nursing Students" In Your Fall Curriculum

Learning Podcast: Injection Safety For Nursing Students

If you're planning a fall curriculum or looking to engage fellow healthcare professionals in best practices for injection safety, look no further than the new NYSDOH "Learning Podcast: Injection Safety for Nursing Students." This podcast, covering basics of safe injection practices and a look at case studies of outbreak investigations resulting from unsafe practices,  was created for inclusion in nursing school curricula. Please feel free to share with colleagues. And even if you're not in nursing school, this is a great "refresher" for seasoned healthcare professionals, who might be surprised by some of the information. Click this link to watch the podcast.

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

Howard Zucker, MD, JD, NYSDOH Commissioner of Health

The New York One & Only Campaign is pleased to share 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.

July 2018 "Injection Safety Newsletter" Featuring "Profiles in Injection Safety"

July 2018 Injection Safety Newsletter

The July 2018 issue of the "Injection Safety Newsletter"(ISN) is here! This month's edition highlights a new feature from the New York One & Only Campaign: "Profiles in Injection Safety," which spotlights the tireless efforts of healthcare professionals who are scrupulously devoted to following safe injection practices at all times. No shortcuts or workarounds!! More on this month's featured professional, Sam Miller, RNC, can be seen (along with news and updates from the New York and national One & Only Campaigns) by clicking 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! Learning Podcast: Injection Safety for Nursing School Students

Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing

The New York One & Only Campaign has launched the new "Learning Podcast: Injection Safety for Nursing Students". This podcast was prompted by a nursing school administrator who asked if one of our presentations could be turned into a podcast that her students could be required to listen to as part of their standard curriculum. The podcast includes information about injection safety and basic infection control, and case studies outlining the risks posed to patient safety when providers fail to follow safe injection practices to the letter. Please use this podcast link in your nursing classes and supplement the learning by encouraging students to sign the One & Only Pledge for patient safety.

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.