Injection Practices - HAI prevention strategies
Injection practices are a building block for healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention.
The practices in the Road Map to a Comprehensive Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Prevention Program, including the injection practices section, guide organizations in developing the infrastructure necessary to support and sustain infection prevention best practices.
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Healthcare Provider Toolkit. CDC One & Only Campaign toolkit to assist individuals and organizations with educating healthcare providers and patients about safe injection practices.
Injection Safety Guidelines. An injection safety guidelines pocket card from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2-page PDF)
PICC Line Insertion Record. Example form from Lifecare Medical Center (3-page PDF)
Safe Injection Practices Infection Prevention Audit Tool. (4-page Word doc)
Professional Education and Training
FAQs: Safe Practices for Medical Injections. Frequently asked questions regarding safe practices for medical injections from CDC’s One and Only campaign. (7-page PDF)
One & Only Campaign is a public health campaign, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC), to raise awareness among patients and healthcare providers about safe injection practices. The campaign aims to eradicate outbreaks resulting from unsafe injection practices.
Questions about Multi-dose vials. CDC
References, Guidelines, Standards
Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections, 2011. Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC), these guidelines have been developed for healthcare personnel who insert intravascular catheters and for persons responsible for surveillance and control of infections in hospital, outpatient, and home healthcare settings. (83-page PDF)
Safe Injection Practices to Prevent Transmission of Infections to Patients, 2007. (7-page Word doc) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guideline for safe injection practices for healthcare personnel. This document is intended for use by infection control staff, healthcare epidemiologists, healthcare administrators, nurses, other healthcare providers, and persons responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating infection control programs for healthcare settings across the continuum of care. It includes:
- Review of the Scientific Data Regarding Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings
- Fundamental Elements to Prevent Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings
- Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) Precautions to Prevent Transmission of Infectious Agents