Injection safety, or safe injection practices, refers to the measures taken by health professionals to perform injections safely.
- As defined by the World Health Organization, a safe injection does not harm the recipient, does not expose the provider to any avoidable risks and does not result in waste that is dangerous for the community.
Injection Safety Workshop Webinar Series
MDH hosted a three-part Injection Safety Workshop webinar series for infection preventionists, directors of nurses, and nurse educators.
Webex Recording: Safe Injectable Medication Practices (1 hour 5 minutes)
Slides: Safe Injectable Medication Practices (PDF)
Recorded on March 13, 2019
Beth Ferguson, PharmD, BCPS, RPh – Minnesota Board of Pharmacy
About Injection Safety
- CDC: Injection Safety FAQs for Patients
Frequently asked questions about injection safety practices for patients.
- CDC: What Patients Need to Know About Safe Medical Injections (PDF)
Information for the public to learn about how to protect against unsafe injection practices.
One Needle, One Syringe, and Only One Time!
- CDC: Injection Safety
Information about safe injections for health care providers and patients.
- CDC: One & Only Campaign
The One & Only Campaign is a public health campaign to raise awareness among patients and health care providers about safe injection practices.
For Health Professionals
- Information for Health Professionals about Injection Safety
Getting it Right: rules, regulations, and guidelines; information about infection prevention during blood glucose screening, drug diversion; tools for program development; and additional resources for health care providers.