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APIC: Safe injection practices are at the heart of preventing bloodborne illnesses

OSHA Healthcare Connection, August 11, 2009

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) published a position paper promoting safe injection practices as the absolute standard of care in every clinical setting.

The document, which APIC published July 30, identifies specific safety measures and work practices for aseptic technique, IV solutions, flushing, syringes, vials, blood glucose monitoring devices, and the protection and training of healthcare workers.

For more details on the position paper and links to safe injection tools and training material, see the featured post on the OSHA Healthcare Advisor.

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