Injection Safety

Published: 08/09/2019

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

According to the U.S. Center Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unsafe injection practices put patients and healthcare providers at risk of infectious and non-infectious adverse events and have been associated with a wide variety of procedures and settings.

This harm is preventable.

Safe injection practices are part of Standard Precautions and are aimed at maintaining basic levels of patient safety and provider protections. The World Health Organization defines a safe injection as one that

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