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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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Mind the “Learning Gap!”

Kim James, MS, FNP-BC

Guest Author: Kim James, MS, FNP-BC Director, Occupational Health, Brookdale University Medical Center When teaching about Safe Injection/Safe Needle Practices, I always like to determine the students’ knowledge base regarding these principles. I’m often surprised to find that what I take for granted as a “given” is anything but! This is one reason why, at Read More >

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Success in Controlling Outbreaks in an Intensive Care Unit Using CDC Toolkit Interventions

Kyle B. Enfield, MD

Guest Author: Kyle B. Enfield, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Assistant Hospital Epidemiologist, Medical Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit, University of Virginia Infections due to carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are on the rise globally. These infections have limited therapeutic options, and invasive infections due to CRE are associated with a mortality rate upwards of 40 percent. Read More >

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Drug Diversion Defined: Steps to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Drug Diversion in Facilities

Guest Author: Kimberly New, JD BSN RN, President, Tennessee Chapter of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators In my last blog, I talked about the impact of drug diversion on hospitals and healthcare facilities. Today, I will be discussing the frequency of diversion within healthcare facilities and what facilities can do to prevent, detect, Read More >

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Drug Diversion Defined: Consequences for Hospitals and Other Healthcare Facilities

Kimberly New, JD BSN RN

Guest Author: Kimberly New, JD BSN RN President, Tennessee Chapter of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators In my last blog, I talked about how drug diversion, or theft of medication, poses a continuous threat to patient safety. In today’s blog, I’ll be discussing the many ways in which drug diversion negatively affects hospitals. Read More >

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