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Take the One & Only Injection Safety Pledge! Make a Stand for Safe Injections and Safe Patients!
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!
Ensure Your Staff is Following Safe Injection Practices With the One & Only Campaign Injection Safety Checklist
In recent months, the New York One & Only Campaign has received inquries about what tools and resources were used by researchers at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine when they surveyed outpatient practices for adherence to proper hand hygiene and safe injection practices. The concerning findings were that safe injection practices were not followed all of the time. The medical students who conducted the research used the One & Only Campaign Injection Safety Checklist to assess adherence by 15 outpatient facilities to safe injection practices. This is a great tool to check to see whether your staff is on board! You can download and print out the Injection Safety Checklist here.
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.
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.
"You Won't Believe the Things I See. And Hear"
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.