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New Resources for Safe Injections in Podiatry and Pain Management Settings

Guide to Infection Prevention in Orthopedic and Pain Management Settings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Joint Commission (JC) have joined forces to issue new resources on infection control and safe injection practices in ambulatory/outpatient settings, with new pocket guidelines for podiatry and pain management settings. Just click on this link to find "Tools for Healthcare Settings". Among the highlights is a pocket guide for infection prevention in outpatient podiatry settings and a similar pocket guide for infection prevention in outpatient orthopedic and pain management settings. Check out these handy references today!

It's Not Easy Being the "Infection Control Police": New Video "Profile in Injection Safety"

Sam Miller, RNC, Infection Control Coordinator, RN, Ed.

It's International Infection Prevention Week (October 14-20) and what better time to highlight those healthcare providers and patients who are teachers, mentors, or champions of infection control, including safe injection practices? They set the bar high for safe injection practices and shun "workarounds" no matter how busy they are. One of them is Sam Miller, RNC, Infection Control Coordinator, RN, Ed. You will be inspired by her dedication to injection safety. Please share this link with others and help to set an example in our mission to ensure safe injection practices in healthcare, each and every time! Click this video link and be inspired! Please share with others in healthcare at trainings, in-services and conferences.

Consider the "Learning Podcast: Injection Safety for Nursing Students" In Your Fall Curriculum

Learning Podcast: Injection Safety For Nursing Students

If you're planning a fall curriculum or looking to engage fellow healthcare professionals in best practices for injection safety, look no further than the new NYSDOH "Learning Podcast: Injection Safety for Nursing Students." This podcast, covering basics of safe injection practices and a look at case studies of outbreak investigations resulting from unsafe practices,  was created for inclusion in nursing school curricula. Please feel free to share with colleagues. And even if you're not in nursing school, this is a great "refresher" for seasoned healthcare professionals, who might be surprised by some of the information. Click this link to watch the podcast.

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!

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

Howard Zucker, MD, JD, NYSDOH Commissioner of Health

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