Information for Health Professionals about Injection Safety - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Information for Health Professionals about Injection Safety

On this page:
Rules, Regulations, Guidelines
Special Considerations for Administering
Drug Diversion
Program Development
One & Only Campaign
More Resources and Tools
Contact Us

Rules, Regulations, Guidelines

Safe injection practices recommendations for health care providers.

  • United States Pharmacopeia (USP)
    The USP includes information about injection safety, compounding, the environment, medication preparation, air flow, product safety, labelling, expiration dates, and techniques. USP 797 describes pharmaceutical compounding standards.
    • Note: Access to this information may require a fee. Check with your pharmacist about obtaining access.
  • MDH: Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines
    Guidelines and recommendations related to infection prevention. HAIs are currently one of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States. Health care professionals have an important role in HAI prevention.

Special Considerations for Administering

Drug Diversion

  • Drug Diversion
    The theft of drugs and controlled substances by health care professionals is a serious problem that can lead to patient harm and jeopardize patient safety.

Program Development

One & Only Campaign

  • CDC: One & Only Campaign
    Public health campaign led by CDC and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC) to raise awareness among patients and health care providers about safe injection practices. Campaign materials include posters, brochures, and other print and video materials that can be used in a variety of health care settings.

More Resources and Tools

Contact Us

  • Infection Control Assessment and Response Program (ICAR)
    The ICAR program provides Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) evaluation to Minnesota health care facilities. We can provide health care facilities with the tools and guidance needed to help everyone work together to prevent HAIs.
  • Contact us for more information about safe injection practices or for a consultation.Contact Us: MDH HAI Unit Injection Safety Team
    • Minnesota Department of Health
      HAI&AR Section
      Injection Safety Team

Updated Monday, 16-Dec-2019 09:14:15 CST