Safe Injection Practices

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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The Arkansas State Dental Association reports the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has recently closed an investigation pertaining to an alleged infection control violation by an Arkansas dentist.  As a result of the investigation, and the ADH is reporting no adverse outcomes and that all testing results were negative. The investigation involved allegations against the late […]

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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 following message is provided by the HONOReform Foundation in response to the national meningitis outbreak. MENINGITIS OUTBREAK REINFORCES NEED FOR SAFE INJECTIONS Safe Injection Practices Can’t be a “Shot in the Dark”      The leading national advocacy organization for injection safety today said the current multi-state outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to contaminated […]

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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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The HONOReform Foundation, a national advocacy organization dedicated to protecting patients through safeguarding medical injection safety practices, has announced the expansion of its mission to Nevada by including three Nevadans on its Board of Directors. Evelyn McKnight, the president of Hepatitis Outbreaks’ national Organization for Reform Foundation (www.HONOReform.org), serves as the patient spokesperson for the […]

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The University of Virginia, price International Healthcare Worker Safety Center, capsule has announced the availability of a webinar titled “Achieving Sharps Safety Compliance in Non-Hospital Healthcare Settings.” The webinar will occur on August 8, pilule 2011 at 2:00 pm ET.  It is being promoted as a resource exclusively for surveyors, auditors, accreditors and consultants serving non-hospital […]

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The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) Convention 2011, cure “Healthcare: powered by nurses, capsule ” occurring in Niagara Falls, pharm New York on September 22-25, 2011, will include a continuing education sessions titled “Safe Injection Practices: What Every Nurse Should Know.” The session will be given by Ernest Clement, RN, MSN, CIC, and will […]

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A U.S. Congressional briefing scheduled for Monday, order July 25th, 2011 will address safe injection practices and the problematic growth of healthcare transmission of hepatitis and HIV, particularly in non-hospital settings. The congressional briefing, “Injections without Infections: Eliminating the Healthcare Transmission of Bloodborne Diseases,” will examine the increased frequency of healthcare transmission of hepatitis and […]

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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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A daily synopsis of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) news: current research, here news articles, commentaries, and press releases.  In Focus, In the News is published Monday – Thursday on the HAI Focus blog.  Stay informed by checking in daily to In Focus, In the News. Current News About Healthcare Associated Infections   Antibiotic Resistance (Indonesia).  Elly […]

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A daily synopsis of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) news: current research, news articles, commentaries, and press releases.  In Focus, In the News is published Monday – Thursday on the HAI Focus blog.  Stay informed by checking in daily to In Focus, In the News. Current News About Healthcare Associated Infections   Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) don’t stop […]

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The Nevada Legislature has passed a very important piece of legislation aimed at ensuring safe injection practices by healthcare professionals in the state. Senate Bill 419 was passed by the Nevada Legislature on June 4, 2011 and approved by the Governor Brian Sandoval on June 13, 2011. The law goes into effect on October 1, […]

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A new North Carolina law aims to improve care provided in adult care homes by increasing staff infection control training requirements and providing for annual inspections for safe infection control standards compliance. The impetus for House Bill 474 was the occurrence of the deaths of six individuals at a Wayne County assisted living home who […]

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As part of the One and Only Campaign, ailment the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC), is developing a continuing medical education (CME) course to encourage providers to use safe infection control procedures each and every time they give an injection. The CME will be available to physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The injection […]

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The National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) is hosting a webinar on June 9th called “Take Your Best Shot!” The webinar will discuss a new continuing medical education (CME) course to encourage providers — physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants — to follow basic infection control procedures when giving injections. The webinar will also provide […]

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An article published in the June 2011 issue of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory addresses the need for safe injection practices to prevent the occurrence of bloodborne disease transmission. Lapses in basic safe injection practices and infection control expose patients to needless risk of transmission of bloodborne pathogens. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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