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Injection Safety & Patient Safety Week Presentations at Two Albany NY Hospitals

Ernest Clement, MSN, RN, CIC, Presenting at Nurses' Grand Rounds, St. Peter's

"What? Using the same syringe with a new needle to administer medications to more than one patient?".  That was the reaction from one nurse in the audience to a presentation given by the NY One & Only Campaign at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, NY.  NYS Department of Health Infection Preventionist Ernest Clement, MSN, RN, CIC, cited a national 2010 Premier healthcare alliance survey where 1 % of clniicans reported they "sometimes or always" used the same syringe with a new needle from patient to patient,which is NOT a safe injection practice! Appropriately, this presentation was held during Patient Safety Week including one at Albany Memorial Hospital. Clement shared the basic tenets of safe injection practices and case studies where unsafe injection practices led to transmission of bloodborne pathogens, illness, and even, in some instances, death.

NY One & Only Campaign Presentations on Injection Safety in March

AVA-CNY Presentation in Central NY

During the month of March, when we mark "Patient Safety Awareness Week" (March 11-17), the New York One & Only Campaign will be presenting to healthcare providers at a number of locations in NY State. First, a presentation will be made at a Grand Rounds at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany at 11 am March 15. That same day at 1 pm, a presentation will be made to nurses at Albany Memorial Hospital. On March 20, a presentation will be made to the Outpatient Quality committee at St. Peter's Hospital. And finally, the NY Campaign will present to the Association of Vascular Access Nurses of Central NY (AVA-CNY) on March 29 at 6:30 pm.  Details on the March 29 event can be found here.

February is National Children's Dental Health Month. There's An Injection Safety "App" For That!

CDC's Dental Check "App"

Celebrate Children's Dental Health Month in February by checking whether you are strictly following safe injection practices in your dental care setting for the benefit of both pediatric and adult patients! CDC has unveiled a handy "app" called "Dental Check" which can assist you in reviewing the practices and procedures at your facility or office with best standards of care set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the One & Only Campaign. To learn more about the app and further resources for safe dental injections each and every time, click here.

Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves & Their Patients; Exploring Best Practices in Injection Safety

Empowering Nurses: Best Practices in Injection Safety

On Thursday, February 22 at 1 PM EST, CDC offered a webinar on "Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients," which will look at critical issues related to safe injection practices and infection control. Transmission of infectious disease via unsafe injections is a preventable occurrence. Find out what you need to know for your own practice and that of colleagues or staffers you might supervise.  Click here to learn when this activity will be archived.

January 2018 Injection Safety Newsletter

January 2018 Injection Safety Newsletter

Chock full of helpful information, tips and resources, the latest Injection Safety Newsletter is available for your review! Please click here to get updates on how one hospital ramped up Infection Prevention Week by using "selfie stations", learn about the New York One & Only Campaign's latest presentations on healthcare provider drug diversion/substitution and other helpful injection safety tools.

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.