Oregon Health Authority has joined the "One & Only" Campaign
The "One & Only" campaign is a public health campaign, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC), to raise awareness among patients and healthcare providers about safe injection practices. The campaign aims to eradicate outbreaks resulting from unsafe injection practices.
Most healthcare providers practice safe injections, but unsafe practices do occur and can cause serious harm. Since 2001, more than 150,000 patients in the U.S. have been notified of potential exposure to viral hepatitis and HIV due to lapses in injection safety. Unsafe injection practices put patients and healthcare providers at risk of adverse events and have been associated with a wide variety of procedures and settings.
Do your part to make healthcare safe. Raising awareness among healthcare providers and patients is critical to eliminating preventable infections caused by unsafe injections.