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This session of Grand Rounds explored how unsafe injection practices which put patients at risk of infection have been associated with a wide variety of procedures and settings. Injectable medicines are commonly used in healthcare settings for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of various illnesses. Unsafe injections also increase the burden on patients, healthcare providers, and medical care and public health systems. These harms are preventable through renewed attention to infection control and injection safety practices, which is a focus of the presentation at this Grand Rounds.

Presented By

Joseph Perz, DrPH, MA
Team Lead, Ambulatory and Long Term Care
Prevention and Response Branch
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion

National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases, CDC
Guthrie Birkhead, MD, MPH
Deputy Commissioner, Office of Public Health
New York State Department of Health
Thomas Hamilton, BA
Director, Survey and Certification Group
Center for Clinical Standards and Quality

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Michael Bell, MD
Deputy Director, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases, CDC

Facilitated By

Tanja Popovic, MD, PhD
Scientific Director
John Iskander, MD, MPH
Deputy Scientific Director
Susan Laird, MSN, RN
Communications Director

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  • Page last reviewed: February 28, 2018
  • Page last updated: February 28, 2018
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