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Lessons from an Outbreak Investigation: Improving Medication Preparation, Use and Other Infection Control Practices In Outpatient Oncology Clinics

CDC Webinar

In case you missed April’s CDC webinar “Lessons from an Outbreak Investigation: Improving Medication Preparation, Use and Other Infection Control Practices In Outpatient Oncology Clinics," please find an archived version here. The above link includes the recorded webinar, continuing education information, as well as past webinars from CDC’s Tune In To Safe Healthcare Series.

Vermont's One and Only Page

VDH Website

Click here to navigate to the Vermont Department of Health One and Only Campaign Webpage. The Campaign aims to eliminate infections resulting from unsafe injection practices. This is a public health campaign led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC) to raise awareness among patients and healthcare providers about safe injection practices. 

VT Injection Safety Presentations

This fall, Patsy Kelso, PhD, Vermont State Epidemiologist and Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) Fellow Kayla Donohue, MPH, delivered presentations on injection safety across the state to nurses, infection preventionists, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics, and physicians from a variety of settings. In 2017, the Health Department hopes to collaborate with others to spread the word. Please reach out to schedule additional presentations, request educational materials, or organize facility-wide trainings.

PDF Slides of These Talks

Take the One and Only Pledge

The One and Only Pledge is available here. Healthcare workers can take the pledge, print and hang it up in their offices for all to see.

You can also send photos holding the pledge for a chance to be featured on our social media accounts. Send photos to Kayla Donohue and use #1andonlypledge on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

By taking the pledge, healthcare workers make a commitment to patients’ health and safety. Safe injections are every provider’s responsibility. Together we can make every injection safe, every time.

CDC Offers Free Webinars and CE Credits

Two webinars are archived and available: “Safe Injections in the
Outpatient Oncology Setting: Protecting our Patients and Your Practice” and
“Unsafe Injection Stories from the Field.” The first webinar focuses on the
background, guidelines and case studies regarding safe injection practices in
the outpatient oncology setting. The second webinar features Dr. Zack Moore,
SHARPPS Medical Director discussing unsafe injection practices and how
injection practices can be improved in the medical field to better protect
patients. Slides and resources are available, as well as Continuing Education
credits.

State Injection Safety Resources

Vermont's One and Only Campaign

Unsafe injections are a concern in Vermont and across the country. To promote education, and to increase patient safety in all healthcare settings, Vermont has decided to team up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) One and Only Campaign as a partner state.
Together, we can ensure every injection is safe every time. Please join our campaign to help make a difference in Vermont! Share One and Only Campaign training materials at your healthcare facility or contact us to schedule in-person education and training sessions.

 

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