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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.

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!

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.