Intravenous news: Infection Control Today report “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Epocrates, Inc. are educating healthcare professionals about safe injection practices conveniently and effectively on their smartphone devices. Epocrates EssentialPoints® mobile detailing program provides healthcare professionals with key lessons that can be applied directly to patient care.
The CDC, together with the Safe Injection Practices Coalition, is conducting a broad campaign to raise awareness of the need for safe injection practices. This mobile education program is one of many initiatives the CDC is implementing to improve clinical practices and prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). This is a pressing issue, as more than 125,000 patients nationwide have been notified in the last 10 years that they should be tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV due to lapses in basic infection control practices, including reuse of syringes and mishandling of medication vials.”