Oregon is a Partner State in the CDC's 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.
Raising awareness among healthcare providers and patients is critical to eliminating preventable infections caused by unsafe injections.
Injection and Needle Safety Toolkit
Although injections and needle use in professional settings are generally safe, unsafe practices do happen and may cause serious harm.
Unsafe practices, like reusing vials or syringes, have the potential to spread disease by cross-contaminating body fluids. Since 2001, more than 150,000 people in the U.S. have been notified of potential exposure to viral hepatitis and HIV due to lapses in injection and needle safety.
Do your part. Three ways to help stop these infections:
- Sign up to join the Oregon One and Only Campaign mailing list! Email Roza.P.Tammer@state.or.us for more information.
- Learn about best practices by using this toolkit.
- Share what you learn from the toolkit with those in your workplace.
Disclaimer: The resources below contain overlapping information on best practices, but are by no means comprehensive, as new resources continually emerge. In addition, the links provided do not serve as an endorsement of the organizations.
For the Public
For Health Professionals
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