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Grand Rounds at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are a forum in which experts present a series of lectures and bring ideas from diverse perspectives on a public health issue.
The Grand Rounds, "Unsafe Injection Practices in the U.S. Healthcare System" will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET.
The Public Health Grand Rounds is a monthly webcast created to foster discussion on major public health issues. Each session focuses on key challenges related to a specific health topic, and explores cutting-edge scientific evidence and potential impact of different interventions. The Grand Rounds sessions also highlight how CDC and its partners are already addressing these challenges and discuss the recommendations for future research and practice.
Injectable medicines are commonly used in healthcare settings for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of various illnesses. This session of Grand Rounds will explore how unsafe injection practices that put patients at risk of infection have been associated with a wide variety of procedures and settings.
Unsafe injections also increase the burden on patients, healthcare providers, and medical care and public health systems. These harms are preventable through renewed attention to infection control and injection safety practices, which will be a focus of the presentations at this Grand Rounds.