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NY One & Only Campaign Presents on Healthcare Provider Diversion at Helen Hayes Hospital

Ernest Clement, MSN, RN, CIC of NYSDOH

The New York One & Only Campaign made a joint presentation on healthcare provider drug diversion/substitution to medical staff and administrators at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, NY, on Monday, October 16, 2017. Speakers were Ernest Clement, MSN, RN, CIC, of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Bureau of Healthcare Associated Infections. Joining Clement was David Arnett, Chief Investigator with the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement. Clement stressed the infection control and patient safety concerns that arise from healthcare provider drug diversion, including sharing case studies. Arnett focused on legal requirements of safeguarding controlled substances and signs of chemical dependency in an employee which might result in potential diversion.

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.

Mary Koslap-Petraco DNP and Jan Calabrese RN Take the One & Only Pledge!

Mary Koslap-Petraco, DNP PNP-BC CPNP FAANP and Jan Calabrese, RN

The latest healthcare providers to take the New York One & Only Campaign provider pledge for injection safety are Mary Koslap-Petraco, DNP PNP-BC CPNP FAANP (on left), and Jan Calabrese, RN (on right), of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner House Calls of Amityville, NY. Dr. Koslap-Petraco is a member of the New York One & Only Campaign advisory workgroup and says, "We follow all of the CDC guidelines!" ensuring that the health and safety of their patients is paramount when they are preparing or administering an injection. In addition, Dr. Koslap-Petraco shares her safe practices and the mission of the One & Only Campaign with the next generation of nurse practitioners: her students at StonyBrook School of Nursing. The One & Only pledge is a great educational tool and commitment-establishing device for all healthcare providers who give injections!

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 York One & Only Campaign Presents at NYS Ambulatory Surgery Center Association

Dr. Emily Lutterloh, Director of NYSDOH- BHAI

The New York One & Only Campaign/New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) presented on injection safety and drug diversion/substitution at the 2017 Fall Conference of the New York State Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (NYSAASC) in Cooperstown, NY on September 15, 2017. Dr. Emily Lutterloh, Director of the NYSDOH Bureau of Healthcare Associated Infections, presented on the infectious risks posed by healthcare provider drug diversion in a facility, followed up by presenters from the NYSDOH Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement who spoke about safeguarding controlled substances and signs and symptoms of potential chemical dependency in a suspected diverter.

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.