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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!

NY One & Only Campaign to Visit APIC Chapter 118 (Heart of NY) Annual "Teaching Day"

Susan Dolan, 2016 APIC President

The New York One & Only Campaign is pleased to visit the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Chapter 118 ("Heart of NY") Annual Teaching Day on March, 30, 2017. Among the speakers presenting at the event will be 2016 national APIC President Susan Dolan, RN, MS, CIC, FAPIC. Ms Dolan, one of the leading national proponents of injection safety, will be speaking on "Safe Injection Practices".  The NY One & Only Campaign will be handing out One & Only materials and we look forward to speaking with those of you attending the event. For more information on speakers, click on this link.

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.

Joint Commission Launches Medication Compounding Certification

Joint Commission Launches Medication Compounding Certification

The multistate outbreak of meningitis in the US, traced to contaminated compounded medicine manuifactured by  New England Compounding Center (NECC)  in 2012 was watched closely by the national and New York One & Only Campaigns. Patient safety with regard to safe injections of compounded medications has become paramount as a result of the investigation. Now, the Joint Commission is launching "Medication Compounding Certification" for compounding pharmacies to ensure compliance with US Pharmacopeial Convention standards. To read more about this, click 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.

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.