In support of the upcoming National Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 8-14), it is important to remember that safe injection practices save lives — and MLMIC supports the NY State Department of Health’s ongoing efforts to promote safe injection practices. That’s why we’re helping to spread the word about @HealthNYGov’s #SafeInjectionNY Twitter chat, taking place March 9 at 12:30pm EST.
Safe injection practices may seem straightforward, but outbreaks of Hepatitis and other serious infectious diseases result from unsafe practices by those who may think they are doing the right thing. And, there are many misconceptions surrounding safe injection practices. Unlike many other illnesses, infections from unsafe injection practices are entirely preventable. It’s crucial that all health care professionals understand safe injection practices.
Take one hour on March 9 to brush up on your safe injection practices and to get the resources you need by joining #SafeInjectionNY!
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