Congressional Briefing Injections without Infections: Eliminating the Healthcare Transmission of Bloodborne Diseases

Monday, July 25th at 2 pm ~ 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building


The nation is witnessing significant growth of healthcare transmission of hepatitis, particularly in non-hospital settings.  In the last decade, more than 130,000 patients in the United States were notified of potential exposure to hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV due to lapses in basic infection control practices in healthcare settings.  The majority of these cases derive from the reuse of a syringe intended for a single use and/or the re-entry into a vial intended for a single dose administration.

 

Please join us on Monday, July 25th at 2 pm in 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building for a briefing to examine the increased frequency of healthcare transmission of hepatitis and HIV, a healthcare-associated infection (HAI) that is harmful, costly, and preventable.

 

Confirmed speakers include:

 

Ø  Dr. Michael Bell, Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Healthcare Quality and Promotion

Ø  Dr. Evelyn McKnight, President and Founder, HONOReform

Ø  Christine Zambricki, Deputy Executive Director, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and Alliance for Injection Safety representative

 

 

Registration for this event is strongly encouraged.  To register, please contact erin.omalley@bakerd.com with your name, affiliation, and email address. 

 

Feel free to share with your colleagues on the Hill and other interested parties!

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