Intravenous news: Medpage Today report “With the stated goal of increasing injection safety, the CDC unveiled a new set of guidelines powered by a catchy phrase — “the four Es” and then worked to tailor a set of clunky descriptions phrase.
The “Es” in question are:
- Epidemiologic surveillance of unsafe injection
- Enforcement of safe practices
- Engineering devices to reduce risks
Among safe injection practices that help prevent the spread of disease, healthcare professionals should never administer medications from the same syringe or single-dose vial to multiple patients, nor should they enter a vial with a used syringe or needle, wrote Joseph Perz, DrPH, of the CDC, and co-authors online in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.”