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Preventing Healthcare-associated Infections

Hospital-Acquired Infections

Hospital-acquired infections are overseen by the New York State Department of Health. For more information, please visit Hospital-Acquired Infection (HAI).
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Safe Infection Practices
  • Safe injection practices prevent the spread of bloodborne pathogens.
  • Needles and syringes should be used only once. They should never be used for more than one patient. Never insert a used needle into a medication vial.
  • Single-dose vials and IV bags are to be used with only one patient. They should never be shared among multiple patients.
  • Use single-dose vials whenever possible.
  • If multidose vials must be used for more than one patient, draw up medication in a clean central location, away from patient care areas.
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Outpatient Settings - General
  • Dedicate resources to infection prevention and develop written infection control policies and procedures.
  • Designate one person in your practice to be responsible for ensuring that written policies are followed.
  • Report possible healthcare-associated infections.
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Last Updated: January 4, 2013