New Mexico

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Injection Safety

New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) in conjuction with the Vacination Clinic Santa Fe, NM joins One and Only Campaign to Promote Safe Injection Practices around New Mexico. Education material such as Injection Safety Checklist, Single-Dose and Multi-Dose Vial Inforgraphic and Impact on Safe Injection practices were sent out to facilities around the state.

Infection Control and Injection Safety Presentation

Holly Simpson, an HAI Epidemiologist for NMDOH gave a presentation on Infection Control and Injection Safety to the Board of Chiropractors Examiners on March 17th, 2017. Ms. Simpson’s presentation focused on safe injection and other basic infection control practices, importance for monitoring healthcare personnel practices relating to injection safety, describing potential consequences of unsafe injection, how to report injection related complications to NMDOH and how to locate infection control guidance and educational material. The information was well received by the Board of Chiropractors Examiners and different important questions were asked pertaining to safe injection practices.

State Injection Safety Resources

Stay Connected on Injection Safety

The goal of the New Mexico One and Only campaign is to continue to encourage safe injection practices among health care professionals and healthcare facilities. Healthcare professionals can stay connected on injection safety practice and guidelines by downloading CDC One and Only training materials and stay up-to-date on safe injection practices.

 

New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Healthcare-associated Infections (HAI) program

The NMDOH Healthcare-associated Infection (HAI) program was created to identify and reduce the prevalence of HAI in the state. Healthcare-Associated Infections