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Take the One & Only Injection Safety Pledge! Make a Stand for Safe Injections and Safe Patients!

Injection Safety Pledge

Take the NY One & Only Campaign Injection Safety "Provider Pledge" It's easy!

1.  Download and print the pledge, found here.

2.  Take a photo of yourself or a group of healthcare professionals holding/displaying the sign. (Landscape view is best.) It's great if you include your healthcare facility in the photo.

3.  Email the photo to: marybeth.wenger[at]health.ny[dot]gov. It might be featured on the NY One & Only Campaign webpage "Spotlight". (Note: By sending it to us, you give us your permission to use it on our web page or social media channels.)

4.  Use social media to spread the message by uploading to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #1andonlypledge.

CHALLENGE your colleagues to join in, and create a community of safe practice!

Updated APIC Guidance on "Safe Injection, Infusion and Medication Vial Practices in Health Care"

Updated APIC Guidance on Safe Injections Infusion and Medication Vial Practices

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has released an updated position paper on injection safety, infusions, and medication vial practices as of January 2016. This is "must" reading for any healthcare professional and updates and/or clarifies APIC's positions on what constitutes aseptic technique, how long after spiking/opening bags,bottles or vials of medication that sterile products shall be used, adds a new section on provider drug diversion, expands its position on blood glucose monitoring and reinforces the importance of training and competencies for healthcare workers who prepare and administer injections. To read the updated APIC position paper, click here.

"Convinced They Are Doing the Right Things"

"Convinced They Are Doing the Right Things"

In part two of her CDC Safe Healthcare Blog, Pam Dembski Hart, a New York One & Only Campaign workgroup member and surveyor for over two decades, explains how requiring competencies might go a long way toward solving lapses in safe injection practices. Read more about Pam's thoughts here.

"You Won't Believe the Things I See. And Hear"

Pam Dembski Hart, Founder & Principal, Accreditation Resources

New York One & Only Campaign workgroup member Pam Dembski Hart BS MT ASCP CHSP, has written a must-read blog from her perspective as a surveyor of healthcare facilities for more than two decades. Pam does her utmost to help heatlhcare facilities meet state and federal infection control and safety guidelines, but along the way she has collected cautionary tales about lapses in safe injection practices. The blog is entitled: "You Won't Believe the Things I See. And Hear." To read the blog, click here.

New Podcast on Healthcare Provider Diversion/Substitution from NY One & Only Campaign

Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN

The New York One & Only Campaign is pleased to share a new 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.

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.