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Upcoming June Healthcare Provider Drug Diversion Conferences Regarding Injection Safety

The New York One & Only Campaign will have a presence at two upcoming conferences on healthcare provider drug diversion and its impact on injection safety. When an addicted provider self-injects, then replaces a syringe/needle on a cart for a subsequent patient, the patient is potentially exposed to bloodborne pathogens like hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).  On June 2, a conference will be held at Rutgers University, offering CE credits. Click here for more information. And on June 15, Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City will hold a Healthcare Facility Training on healthcare provider diversion featuring NY One & Only Campaign workgroup member Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN. Click here for more information.

NY Workgroup Member HONOReform Speaks With ASCs About Injection Safety

New York One & Only Campaign advisory workgroup member HONOReform (Hepatitis Outbreaks National Organization for Reform) has done recent outreach to the ambulatory surgical setting in two different US states, regarding the injection safety message of the national One & Only Campaign. One of those states was neighboring Connecticut. Take a look at the video blog filed by HONOReform regarding the vitally important conversations had with respect to patient safety and safe injections.

Let's Get This "Show On The Road"!

Kudos to Lutheran Medical Center of Brooklyn, NY and its Director of Pharmacy Steven DiCrescento! Recently Steven set up this hospital lobby display featuring the One & Only Campaign and materials. 120 raffle tickets were sold for a drawing in conjunction with this event. In addition, Steven reports he will be taking the "show on the road" to Lutheran Medical Center's Family Health Centers which include nine primary care sites and 28 school-based health/dental clinics.  Lutheran reports it serves about 86,000 patients yearly. Bravo to Steven for keeping injection safety "top of mind" among professionals in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.

NY One & Only Workgroup Members Co-Author Podiatry/Safe Injections Article

 New York One & Only Campaign workgroup members Emily Lutterloh, MD, MPH and Ernest Clement, RN, MSN, CIC of NYS Department of Health and Barbara Montana, MD, MPH of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services are among the co-authors of a new article in the Jourrnal of the American Podiatric Medical Association (JAPMA) regarding the imporant work being done to promote injection safety in the podiatric setting. To read the article in its entirety, click here.

Our thanks to JAPMA Managing Editor Noelle Boughanmi and lead author Matthew Wise, MPH, PhD for permission to link to this article.

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.

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.