Source: Center for Disease Control at http://www.cdc.gov/about/
This session of Grand Rounds explored how unsafe injection practices which put patients at risk of infection have been associated with a wide variety of procedures and settings. Injectable medicines are commonly used in healthcare settings for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of various illnesses. Unsafe injections also increase the burden on patients, healthcare providers, and medical care and public health systems. These harms are preventable through renewed attention to infection control and injection safety practices, which will be a focus of the presentations at this Grand Rounds.