One and Only Campaign

The following is a guest post by Dr. Evelyn McKnight, cialis founder and president of HONOReform (Hepatitis Outbreaks’ National Organization for Reform). I remain troubled by the news that 4,277 patients on Long Island, because of improper use of an insulin pen, have been placed in harm’s way (“Nassau hospital’s call to test injected patients seen […]

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A cover story in USA Today, “Dirty medical needles infect thousands across the USA,” highlights the ongoing risks to patient safety caused by unsafe medical injections.  The story, written by Peter Eisler, provides important coverage of the patient safety concerns and presents the continued efforts used to protect patients. As drug-resistant superbugs and increasingly virulent […]

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The Nevada State Health Division has announced the release of two new toolkits — a healthcare provider toolkit and a state/local department toolkit — released by the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC).  The toolkits present information from the One & Only Campaign, a public health campaign aimed at eradicating outbreaks occurring as the result of unsafe […]

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In a recent (July 13) issue of MMWR, the CDC has reported that 10 patients in Arizona and Delaware have contracted severe methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (staph) or methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) infections after receiving care at outpatient facilities where practitioners improperly performed injections, specifically reusing medication from single-dose/single-use medication vials for multiple patients. In Delaware, seven patients were […]

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News Release,  Atlanta, GA, July 13, 2011 – The Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC) is pleased to announce the launch of a free continuing education (CME, CE) activity for healthcare providers  titled “Unsafe Injection Practices: Outbreaks, Incidents, and Root Causes” on Medscape. Medscape is an accredited CME/CE/CPE education provider. This engaging video roundtable features expert faculty […]

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