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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.

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.

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

NY Among States Investigating Simulated IV Products' Use on Human Patients

New York is one of seven states (including Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Lousiana, North Carolina and Colorado) investigating reported use of "Wallcur" simulated intravenous (IV) saline products on human patients.  The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have warned that these products are not sterile and should not be injected in humans or animals.  To learn more, follow this link to the latest on the FDA investigation.

Year-End Injection Safety Newsletter (ISN) from New York One & Only Campaign!

You won't want to miss this publication, which is chock full of information and resources from the New York One & Only Campaign on injection safety. Please feel free to share this resource with your colleagues and networks! To read the Injection Safety Newsletter (ISN) for December , 2014, click here.

NYSDOH Acting Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker Speaks about Ebola

NYSDOH Acting Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker

New York State Department of Health Acting Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker spoke to the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA) Post Graduate Academy about Ebola on Sunday, December 15. Did you know that injection safety and the history of Ebola are deeply intertwined? In the first documented outbreak of Ebola in Africa back in 1976, the World Health Organization (WHO) noted that the virus was spread rapidly back then, by the reuse of needles and syringes which were in short supply. To read more about this fascinating piece of history, click 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.