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Category: Injection Safety

Convinced They are Doing the Right Things…

Pamela Dembski Hart BS MT ASCP CHSP

Guest Author: Pamela Dembski Hart BS MT ASCP CHSP Founder and Principal, Healthcare Accreditation Resources LLC Plymouth, MA In my last blog post, I discussed the differences between reality and perception when it comes to what safe injection/infection control practices are — and are not. So, how do we get every healthcare worker on the Read More >

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You Won’t Believe The Things I See. And Hear.

Pamela Dembski Hart BS MT ASCP CHSP

Guest Author: Pam Dembski-Hart, BS, MT, ASCP, CHSP Founder and Principal, Healthcare Accreditation Resources LLC Plymouth, MA They greet me at the facility door with a handshake and a cheerful comment, “We’re pretty sure we’re OK!” And that’s when I cringe and prepare myself. Because many of them – even with the best of intentions Read More >

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Consumer Reports looks at how well hospitals prevent common infections

Hospital Hallway

A new analysis finds big differences in hospital performance against C. diff and MRSA infections. Guest Author: Teresa Carr Senior Editor, Best Buy Drugs Consumer Reports An estimated one in 25 patients develops at least one infection while in the hospital, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But that number is Read More >

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Point Is Protection: Safety First for Oncology Health Care Professionals and Our Patients

DO YOU PROVIDE TREATMENT FOR PATIENTS WITH CANCER?

Guest Author: Michele E. Gaguski MSN RN AOCN CHPN APN-C As an oncology nurse, I see the quick pace in which cancer treatment modalities continue to advance.  I attribute this rapid advancement to several factors: new medications have gained approval chemotherapy regimens involving multiple medications and administration methods have become mainstream clinical trials continue to Read More >

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Tackling Injection Safety Worldwide: WHO’s Safe Injection Global Network

Dr. Evelyn McKnight

Guest Author: Dr. Evelyn McKnight, President and Co-Founder of HONOReform How thrilling to be part of a global effort to advance injection safety! It was a rewarding moment when we entered the doors of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland in February to participate in meetings of the Safe Injection Global Network (SIGN). We Read More >

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