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There's Still Time to Catch Up on CDC Free CE Credit Injection Safety Webinars!

CDC Safe Healthcare Webinar Series

Even though 2017 is drawing to a close, you can catch up on getting free CE (where eligible) credits and learning more about injection safety by listening to the archived "Safe Healthcare" web series from CDC. Among the highlights of the past year and a half: "Lessons From An Outbreak Investigation" regarding a probe into unsafe practices leading to fungal infection; "Unsafe Injection Stories From the Field," outlining unsafe practices that some providers do not realize are unsafe; and "Safe Injections in the Outpatient Oncology Setting," featuring experts from the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Healthcare Associated Infections. To learn more, click here.

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center Marks "Infection Prevention Week" with One & Only Pledge

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY Takes the Pledge!

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, NY marked "Infection Prevention Week" in October 2017, with a unique activity: a "selfie station" where providers could establish their commitment to safe injection practices by taking the NY One & Only Campaign "Provider Pledge", snapping a "selfie" and posting the selfie and pledge where patients could see they'd taken a stand! All week, providers were invited to the cafeteria to get One & Only educational materials and take the "Pledge" ("I will use a new needle. I will use a new syringe. For you. This is the One and Only time they will be used."). Providers were encouraged to display their pledge on the wall or upload via social media, using the hashtag #oneandonlypledge.

One & Only Injection Safety Pledge Signed at Association for Vascular Access of Central New York

Jan Elliott, President of AVACNY, Signs One & Only Provider Pledge

125 Vascular Access and Infusion Therapy Nurses welcomed the NY One & Only Campaign to their yearly Teaching Day Symposium on Friday, November 17 in Syracuse, NY. Here, Association for Vascular Access of Central NY (AVACNY) President Jan Elliott, BS, RN, CRNI, VA-BC, proudly displays the NY One & Only Campaign provider pledge to always use one needle, one syringe, only one time each time she gives an injection in healthcare. One & Only materials were distributed and healthcare professionals from Central New York were encouraged to use the educational flyers, brochures and pocket cards in their healthcare facilities. Thanks, AVACNY for your support!

NY One & Only Campaign Visits APIC NE NY Education Day

APIC Northeast New York Education Day

The annual Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Chapter 69 (Northeast NY) Education day was held on October 20, 2017 at Rivers Casino in Schenectady, NY. The New York One & Only Campaign was pleased to share new injection safety materials with those attending, many of whom took back materials for their facilities. We had some excellent conversations with healthcare professionals from many different healthcare settings. National speakers in infection control and prevention were featured and one of the key themes of the day was to promote patient safety and infection prevention across multiple healthcare settings.

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.

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.