News & Press: Patient Safety

An important message from the President of ISIS

Monday, July 16, 2012  
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) yesterday highlighting the risk of infection with interventional pain procedures. The report emphasized serious complications associated with the reuse of single dose vials (SDVs). Indeed, "unsafe injection practices” have been highlighted in many recent public media and governmental campaigns. The CDC formed its Safe Injection Practices Coalition in 2009 and, in the summer of 2011, launched a media campaign related to safe injection practices entitled ‘One and Only.’  Last September, the General Accounting Office (GAO) was commissioned by Congressman Pallone [(D) – NJ6] to investigate the "frequent outbreaks of blood-borne pathogens in healthcare settings due to unsafe injection practices.” CONTINUED...

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