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New! Karen Morrow Interview in Latest Injection Safety Newsletter

This month's "Profile in Injection Safety" features a frank and heartfelt discussion about how patients' lives can be affected by unsafe injection practices. Karen Morrow speaks eloquently about contracting hepatitis C virus (HCV) after an outbreak in Las Vegas Nevada in 2009. Find out why Karen wants all healthcare providers who give injections to pledge to their patients: "I will use a new needle. I will use a new syringe. For You. This is the one and only time they will be used."

SHEA Issues Infection Control Guidance for Anesthesia OR

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) has issued new guidance to improve infection control in operating room anesthesia care. Among the recommendations : better attention to hand hygiene throughout the process, improved attention to possible cross-contamination on or around the anesthesia equipment and carts and concern about use of multiple-dose vials for more than one patient. Please follow this link to learn more.

NY One & Only Campaign Gives Injection Safety Presentation for the Addiction Workforce

Emily Lutterloh, MD, MPH, NYSDOH Bureau of Healthcare Associated Infections

Emily Lutterloh, MD, MPH, Director of the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Healthcare Associated Infections, presented on "Safe Injection Practices for the Addiction Workforce" at a webinar taping hosted by the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). The presentation covered the basics of injection safety, case studies of investigations into unsafe injection practices, and healthcare provider drug diversion and substitution among other topics. The final webinar will be online within the month.  

New! Injection Safety Newsletter! (ISN)

December 2018 Injection Safety Newsletter

The final Injection Safety Newsletter (ISN) of 2018 is here! This issue is full of helpful, timely injection safety resources, including a new video from our "Profiles In Injection Safety" feature, more on new Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)- Joint Commission resources and tools for infection control including new pocket references for podiatry and pain management settings, and much more! Please click here to read the full ISN!

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.