Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Scary Statistics... Unsafe Injection Practices

According to an article on the Wall Street Journal's Health Blog, unsafe injection practices continue to occur, despite education efforts to reduce risk of infections.

Laura Landro writes, "In the U.S., failure to follow safe practices in delivering intravenous medications and injections has resulted in more than 30 outbreaks of infectious disease including hepatitis C, and the notification of more than 125,000 patients about potential exposure just in the last decade, according to health-care purchasing alliance Premier Inc."

Click here to read the story.

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