News & Events
NY One & Only Workgroup Members Attend Geneva WHO Conference-Historic Call for "Smart" Syringe Use
New York One & Only Campaign workgroup members Evelyn McKnight and Steve Langan of HONOReform (Hepatitis Outbreaks National Organization for Reform) are pictured here attending the World Health Organization Conference (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. On February 23, 2015, the WHO issued a press release calling for worldwide use of "smart" syringes (those specifically engineered so they cannot be reused). Evelyn McKnight was one of 99 patients who contracted hepatitis C in Nebraska after healthcare provider reuse of syringes and misuse of saline bags as a common source of supply for patients during chemotherapy treatment.
NY One & Only Campaign "Twitter Chat"
The New York State Department of Health/ New York One & Only Campaign will host an Injection Safety "Twitter Chat" on Monday, March 9 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (EST). Please join the conversation about making each and every injection in healthcare a safe one. Follow the conversation by searching #SafeInjectionNY
NY Workgroup Member Holds Needle & Injection Safety Seminar
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center held three Safety Seminars for any interested staff members on Needle and Injection Safety, February 2nd. One & Only Campaign materials were included in the presentations which drew 36 participants despite inclement weather. Many thanks to Brookdale for making the seminar "paid time" for staffers.
Test Your Knowledge! You Might Be Surprised By This Podcast On Injection Safety Questions
The New York One & Only Campaign is pleased to announce the release of a new podcast entitled “Injection Safety: What You Might Not Know”. It includes an interview with Guthrie Birkhead, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Commissioner, Office of Science, New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), as Dr. Birkhead tackles tough questions about titration, batching and potential transmission of infectious disease by glucometer. Some of these questions have been posed by real-life practitioners.
One & Only Campaign Materials Included in NY "Certificate of Need" Process
As of January 15, 2015, the New York One & Only Campaign began supplying copies of the infographic "Impacts of Unsafe Medical Injections" with hard-copy mailings that go out from the New York State Department of Health Certificate of Need process, called Operating Certificates or "Op Certs". These certificates go out to healthcare settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, endoscopy centers and dialyisis centers, among other settings. This is an important method of outreach for the New York One & Only Campaign, as the materials will accompany high-profile mailings to settings we are trying to reach.