CDC conducts and supports research to monitor adherence to basic infection control practices in healthcare and inform health professionals, policy makers, the media, and the public about safe injection practices.
Recent Injection Safety Related Publications:
- Health Care–Associated Hepatitis C Virus Infections Attributed to Narcotic Diversion
- Hepatitis B outbreak associated with a hematology-oncology office practice in New Jersey, 2009
- Bacterial meningitis after intrapartum spinal anesthesia—New York and Ohio, 2008–2009
- Streptococcal meningitis following myelogram procedures. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 May; 28(5):614-7.
- Injection practices among clinicians in United States health care settings
- Assisted Monitoring of Blood Glucose: Special Safety Needs for a New Paradigm in Testing Glucose [PDF - 292 KB] Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology September 2010
- Calling it 'multidose' doesn’t make it so: Inappropriate sharing and contamination of parenteral medication vials. [PDF - 59 KB] American Journal of Infection Control September 2010
- Infection Control Assessment of Ambulatory Surgical Centers
- US Outbreak Investigations Highlight the Need for Safe Injection Practices and Basic Infection Control [PDF - 270 KB]
- Nonhospital Health Care–Associated Hepatitis B and C Virus Transmission: United States, 1998–2008.
- Recent abstracts that were presented at the 5th Decennial International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections 2010
- A review of hepatitis B and C virus infection outbreaks in healthcare settings, 2008-2009: Opening our eyes to viral hepatitis as a healthcare-associated infection
- Case-control study of hepatitis B and hepatitis C in older adults: healthcare exposures contribute to burden of new infections
- Patient Notification for Bloodborne Pathogen Testing Due to Unsafe Injection Practices in U.S. Healthcare Settings, 1999–2009
- Bacterial and parasitic infections associated with extrinsically contaminated injectable medications, United States 1999-2009
- Staphylococcus aureus Infections Associated with Epidural Injections — West Virginia, 2009