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Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI)
Safe Injection Champion Program
Nebraska DHHS is funded by CDC to recruit and train injection safety champions at every location in Nebraska where injections and IV infusions are administered.  

One and Only Campaign
In 2016 Nebraska was named as one of the partner states for the “One and Only” national safe injections campaign. The “One and Only” campaign provides Nebraska DHHS direct access to subject matter experts and additional resources for this initiative. Visit the campaign's Nebraska Partner Page to learn more.
Safe Injection Champions
A safe injection champion will have the following responsibilities:
  • Stay updated on the latest safe injection practices by successfully completing one of the “Safe Injection Champion” courses
  • Audit the injection practices in their facility
  • Spread new information insuring the competency of the healthcare workers in their place of employment.

Safe Injection Champion Course
The safe injection champion curriculum is applicable to all types of healthcare providers. The curriculum includes key points for injection safety including safe disposal. Two modules are available and should be selected by the type of facility the participant is employed. The acute care module is for healthcare workers primarily employed in hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers.  The long term care module is for nursing home and assisted living facilities. Continuing education for this activity is pending. See final announcement for details.

Benefits of having a Safe Injection Champion at your facility:

  • Recognition to your customers of using a critical patient safety practice
  • Having a knowledgeable employee on staff who can monitor safe practice
  • Intentional routine auditing of practice by an employee for patient safety
  • Receiving new information as practice changes and “best practices” are shared
  • Free information and resources as the program is funded with ELC grant

Getting Started: Coming in 2018!

Please select the appropriate link below to enroll and take the first step in Becoming a Safe Injection Champion.

Becoming a Safe Injection Champion: Acute Care
Becoming a Safe Injection Champion: Long Term Care

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