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Category: Injection Safety

APIC 2015 Annual Conference: June 27-29

Guest Author: Sally M. Hess, CIC, MPH Manager, Infection Prevention, University of Vermont Medical Center Chair, APIC 2015 Annual Conference Committee AAhh…..It’s the time of year here in New England that I anticipate the coming of warmer days; we are finally seeing green leaves and flowers! It’s also the time of year I start getting Read More >

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Antibiotic Stewardship: Using Evidence-Based Safe Prescribing Practices

Guest Author – Jason G. Newland, MD MEd FPIDS Medical Director of Patient Safety and Systems Reliability Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri Antibiotic resistance is one of the nation’s most pressing public health threats. Yesterday CDC led several important discussions at the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship. This forum is a Read More >

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White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship

Author: CDC The White House is convening the Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 to bring together key human and animal health constituencies involved in the development, promotion, and implementation of activities to improve antibiotic use (antibiotic stewardship) nationwide. The United States government departments and agencies, along with key human and animal Read More >

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Safe Injection Practices: Establishing the Habit in Residency

Aaron Rich Ducoffe, MD

Guest Author: Aaron R. Ducoffe, MDUS Department of Health and Human Services In my first few weeks as a Health Policy and Quality Fellow, I immediately became intrigued with the CDC’s One & Only Campaign and its applicability to my former and upcoming planned specialties. I have learned in residency that a physician’s best and Read More >

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Not Worth the Risk: Failing to Implement Basic Safe Injection Techniques

Andrew Engel, MD

Guest Author: Andrew Engel, MDInternational Spine Intervention Society The International Spine Intervention Society supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s safe injection practices. As a strong proponent of using evidence-based medicine and safe injection practices, the International Spine Intervention Society agrees with the message espoused by CDC’s new Key Standards for Pain Clinics [PDF Read More >

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