Category: Injection Safety

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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Safe Injection Practices: Establishing the Habit in Residency

Aaron R. Ducoffe, MDUS

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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Safe Diabetes Care: Insulin Pens are ONE Person ONLY

Ann L. Albright, PhD, RD

Guest Author: Ann L. Albright, PhD, RD Director, Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Diabetes is a chronic condition that is a 24/7 responsibility for everyone who has it. Diligence is necessary to manage diabetes, since its highs and lows can strike while we are otherwise busy with life. It is Read More >

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Moving the Needle to Safe Dentistry

John O’Keefe, BDentSc, MDentSc, MBA

Guest Author – John O’Keefe, BDentSc, MDentSc, MBA Board Chairman, Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) Because safe injection and sharps management practices are central to dentistry, the One & Only Campaign resonates strongly in the dental care sector. That is why the Organization for Safety Asepsis & Prevention (OSAP), the dental sector’s premier Read More >

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