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Safe Injection Practices Toolkit

The resources in this toolkit may only be used for internal improvement and education efforts. They may not be used for commercial purposes.

Safe injection practices are crucial to basic levels of patient safety and provider protection. Hepatitis C virus, hepatitis B virus, and HIV can be spread from patient to patient when safe injection practices are not used.

The ASC Quality Collaboration has assembled a variety of resources and information that may be used to supplement your current processes to enhance existing injection practices.

The BASIC Safe Injection Practices Toolkit includes three essential resources:

The EXPANDED Safe Injection Practices contains both essential resources and a broader array of materials, including:

Comments and other feedback may be directed to Executive Director, ASC Quality Collaboration.

Assessment Tools

Implementation Aids

Training Materials

  • A "Never" Event: Unsafe Injection Practices (CDC)
    This presentation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding unsafe injection practices was delivered during a conference call in March 2008. Access the PowerPoint presentation, audio file and transcript below.
  • Safe Injection Practices Video (SIPC)
    This 13 minute training video from the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC) - a group of healthcare-related organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - reinforces safe injection practices and dispels myths and misperceptions that might lead to infection transmission.
  • FAQs for Providers (CDC)
    These "frequently asked questions" — and answers — from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) focus on injection procedures.
  • Safe Injection Practices: Protecting Yourself and Your Patients (SIPC)
    This training module from the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC) provides important injection safety information and resources to help providers and their patients avoid the risk of infection from bloodborne pathogens.
  • Unsafe Injection Practices: Outbreaks, Incidents, and Root Causes (SIPC)
    This CME/CE activity was developed by the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC). Presented on Medscape, it was designed to enhance awareness of safe injection practices and the need to implement appropriate protocols and practices to prevent transmission of infectious diseases between one patient and another or between a patient and a healthcare provider.

Monitoring Tools

Workplace Reminders

Guidelines from Leading Authorities