Injection safety, or safe injection practices, refers to the measures taken to perform injections in the safest manner possible.
One Needle, One Syringe, and Only One Time!
- CDC: Injection Safety
Information about safe injections for healthcare providers and patients. Attention: Non-MDH link
- One & Only Campaign
The One & Only Campaign is a public health campaign to raise awareness among patients and healthcare providers about safe injection practices. Attention: Non-MDH link
Infection Prevention During Blood Glucose Screening
More about Injection Safety
- What Patients Need to Know About Safe Medical Injections (PDF: 420KB/2 pages)
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 (PDF: 144KB/1 page)
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
- Ask the Question for your Child and Yourself Poster (PDF: 156KB/1 page)
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: Steps that the public can take to protect families from unsafe injection practices. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Injection Safety FAQs for Patients
CDC: Frequently asked questions about injection safety practices for patients.Attention: Non-MDH link
- Safe Injection Practices to Prevent Transmission of Infections to Patients
CDC: Excerpt of the 2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Injection Safety: What Every Health Care Provider Needs to Know
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment factsheet with information to ensure that health care providers are responsible for making sure every injection they give is safe. Attention: Non-MDH link
- 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). Attention: Non-MDH link
- Do you Know Your Facts about Injection Safety? (PDF: 516KB/2 pages)
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: Self-assessment for health care workers that prepare medications and/or administer injections to test their knowledge about safe medical injection practices.