Website focuses on injecting safety into the world

By: November 30th, 2010 Email This Post Print This Post

If you are responsible for safety in healthcare facilities, you might want to check out SAFE IN COMMON, a newly launched online resource dedicated to raising awareness on global injection safety challenges.

The nice thing about SAFE IN COMMON is that it offers resources for safe injection practices and training not only for occupational (healthcare worker) safety, but also from the patient safety perspective, including “patients who administer prescription drugs at home, injecting drug users and other stakeholders associated with harm reduction, and the vaccination / immunization programs of developing and emerging nations, according to its November 5 news release.

The site, which has sections for expert commentary, unsafe injection stories, and educational resources advocates for a noble goal…”a world where every injection is both simple and safe.”

The World Health Organization estimates that there are more than 1.3 million needlestick related deaths worldwide each year.

Comments

By info@needlesticksafety.org on December 8th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

New passive safety needles make safety in blood collection and injection much much safer. Are you using the safest needles like BD’s Flashback Vacutainer or Greiner Bio-One’s Visio that passively give positive vein entry indication before attaching the collection vial?

Or the amazing STA-Med syringe where the needle is NEVER showing before during or after the procedure.

If our nurses are not using the safest needles, ones that require no education or activation to use, why not? David, I haven’t seen you post anything about the wonderful new safety devices. Why?

http://www.needlesticksafety.org

 

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