Not Worth the Risk: Failing to Implement Basic Safe Injection Techniques

Today, on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Safe Healthcare Blog, guest author Andrew Engel, MD, of the International Spine Intervention Society talks about consequences of failing to follow basic safe injection techniques during interventional spine procedures. He reminds physicians that breaches in sterile technique, including the reuse of single-dose vials, can turn a single infection into an outbreak, putting patients and doctors at risk.

Review the One & Only Campaign’s Key Standards for Pain Clinics Poster for more information on ways to keep patients safe.

Join the conversation at: http://blogs.cdc.gov/safehealthcare/.

Source: CDC

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