Intravenous news: APIC report “A video depicting an animated man’s harrowing experience with the healthcare system, including an avoidable unsafe injection, is the grand prize winner of the third annual Film Festival at the 40th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The video was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC) as part of their One & Only Campaign to raise awareness among patients and healthcare providers about safe injection practices.
According to the CDC, more than 150,000 patients have been impacted by unsafe injection practices since 2001. The CDC has reported 48 outbreaks linked to unsafe injection practices. These outbreaks have included transmission of hepatitis B and C, as well as bacterial infections.
“Safe Injection Practices – How to Do It Right” features the story of “Joe,” a man who acquired an infection due to unsafe injection practices. The video follows Joe on a 10-day journey, emphasizing the domino effect of healthcare-associated infections and demonstrating how the CDC’s evidence-based guidelines could have helped the character avoid hospital readmission and the potential to spread the infection to others.”