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close this bookInjection Safety: Rapid Assessment Guide (WHO; 2 pages)
View the document1. Use sterile injection equipment
View the document2. Prevent contamination of injection equipment and medication
View the document3. Prevent needlestick injuries to the provider
View the document4. Prevent access to used needles
View the document5. Other practice issues
 

Injection Safety: Rapid Assessment Guide

Best Infection Control Practices for Skin-Piercing Intradermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Needle Injections

A safe injection does not harm the recipient, does not expose the provider to any avoidable risk, and does not result in any waste that is dangerous for other people.

Eliminating unnecessary injections is the highest priority towards preventing injection-associated infections. When injections are medically indicated they should be administered safely. These best practices are measures that have been determined through scientific evidence or expert consensus to effectively protect patients, providers and communities.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

 

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF NURSES

Comments and suggestions should be directed to the Secretariat of the Safe Injection Global Network (SIGN), World Health Organization, Department of Blood Safety and Clinical Technology, Avenue Appia 20, Geneva 27, Switzerland 1211. Fax +41 22 791 4836.
E-mail: sign@who.ch

November 2001

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