New CDC Clinician Tool Helps Double-Check Vials

Recent outbreaks associated with reuse of single-dose vials and misuse of multiple-dose vials have resulted in patients suffering significant harm and even death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC) urge all healthcare professionals to use this new, dynamic infographic to learn the differences between single-dose and multiple-dose vials and to understand appropriate use of each. The infographic is an excellent resource for clinicians, office/risk managers, and patients.

Learning how to properly identify the two vials will prevent infections and can save lives. View the infographic in two user-friendly formats, as a web-based infographic or a printer-friendly PDF.