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New Podcast Answers 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.

Click here to listen to the podcast. Here is a transcript of the podcast.

Medication injection safety knowledge and practices among anesthesiologists: New York State, 2011

An eye-opening 2011 survey of New York State anesthesiologists' practices when it comes to injection safety has been recently published, with several members of the New York One & Only Campaign among its authors.  This is "must" reading for anyone concerned about unsafe injection practices in healthcare. Click here to read the article published in the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia.

NY One & Only Campaign Partners' Article on Improper Use of MDV/SDV in Outpatient Setting

NYCDOHMH Paper on Misuse of MDV/SDV

Thanks to our New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene partners in the New York One & Only Campaign, for sharing a recent DOHMH publication on an investigation into misuse of multi-dose and single-dose vials, and lapses of aseptic technique in an outpatient setting, leading to serious patient infection. You can read the full article here.

91 Medical Residents Learn About the One & Only Campaign and Injection Safety

Kim James, NP, Informs Brookdale Medical Residents about Safe Injection Practice

On Thursday, June 26, Kim James, NP, member of the New York One & Only Campaign workgroup from Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, gave a presentation on safe injection practices and needlestick safety to 91 Medical Residents at the hospital's "New Physicians' Orientation". Kim informed the residents about the One & Only Campaign and says not only did they get great resources for their practices but will know how to protect themselves as well as their patients.  The physicians are Medical, Surgical and Pediatric Residents and Hematology/Oncology and Nephrology Fellows. Thanks much Kim, for spreading the word!

"Somehow, This is Personal For Me": Why One Nurse Practitioner Joined the One & Only Campaign

The Winter Journal of the Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State (a member of the New York One & Only Campaign) features an article on the NY One & Only Campaign and why Nurse Practitioner Kim James of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, decided to join the Campaign. Read the article here.

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.