Safe Injection Practices
Safe Injection Practices Survey
The Premier Safety Institute conducted a survey which assessed the injection practices of 5,446 healthcare professionals who prepare or administer parenteral and injectable medications in collaboration with 10 professional and healthcare organizations, including AAAA, AAAHC, AACN, ASHP, APIC, INS, Innovatix, PRHI, SHEA and SGNA.
The research found that between 1 and 6 % of healthcare practitioners surveyed engaged in practices that were not consistent with safe injection practice guidelines, at least some of the time. Complete findings were published in an article entitled Injection practices among clinicians in United States health care settings, in the December, 2010 issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.
Follow up research conducted by the CDC in 2017 found that 12% of physicians and 3% of nurses were aware of syringe reuse in their workplace. The research was published in an article entitled One needle, one syringe, only one time? A survey of physician and nurse knowledge, attitudes, and practices around injection safety, in the September 2017 issue of the American Journal of Infection Control. The abstract and complete article are available at www.ajicjournal.org.
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The Safety Institute is a member of the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC), a partnership of healthcare-related organizations, patient advocacy organizations, industry partners, and other public health partners, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The SIPC and CDC have developed a public health campaign to raise awareness among patients and healthcare providers about safe injection practices called the One & Only Campaign. Visit the One & Only Campaign
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