Injection safety, or safe injection practices, refers to the measures taken to perform injections in the safest manner possible.
Injection Safety Workshop Webinar Series
MDH is hosting a three-part Injection Safety Workshop webinar series for infection preventionists, directors of nurses, and nurse educators.
One Needle, One Syringe, and Only One Time!
- Injection Safety, CDC
Information about safe injections for health care providers and patients.
- One & Only Campaign
The One & Only Campaign is a public health campaign to raise awareness among patients and health care providers about safe injection practices.
Infection Prevention During Blood Glucose Screening
- Infection Prevention During Blood Glucose Screening
- Recommended Infection Control and Safe Injection Practices to Prevent Patient-to-patient Transmission of Bloodborne Pathogens, CDC (PDF)
- Preventing Bloodborne Pathogen Transmission: Recommended Practices during Blood Glucose Screening for Healthcare Workers
More about Injection Safety
- What Patients Need to Know About Safe Medical Injections (PDF)
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: Information for the public to learn about how to protect against unsafe injection practices. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Just Ask Poster, CDPHE (PDF)
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: Information for the public to learn about how to protect against unsafe injection practices.
- Ask the Question for your Child and Yourself Poster, CDPHE (PDF)
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: Steps that the public can take to protect families from unsafe injection practices.
- Injection Safety FAQs for Patients, CDC
Frequently asked questions about injection safety practices for patients.
For Health Care Providers
- Safe Injection, Infusion, and Medical Vial Practices in Health Care, 2016, APIC (PDF)
This updated position paper provides practice guidance for infection preventionists and healthcare facilities on essential safe injection, infusion, and vial practices that should be consistently implemented.
- Injection Safety: Information for Providers, CDC
Information on safe injection practices to help providers ensure every injection is a safe injection, including print materials and videos for staff training.
- Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care, CDC
Infection prevention recommendations for outpatient (ambulatory care) settings. Ambulatory care includes facilities where patients do not remain overnight (e.g., hospital-based outpatient clinics, non-hospital based clinics and physician offices, urgent care centers, ambulatory surgical centers, public health clinics, imaging centers, oncology clinics, ambulatory behavioral health and substance abuse clinics, physical therapy and rehabilitation centers).