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 course is applicable to all types of healthcare providers and is 68 minutes in length. Included are key points for injection safety, safe sharps disposal and point of care testing.  Continuing education (CE) is available. The details and a description of the types of CE are in the Continuing Education Information handout. Please note that nurses should select Continuing Nursing Education (CNE).

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

Get Started: Take the Becoming a Safe Injection Champion Course

  1. Register or login to the CDC TRAIN System and begin the course.  If you have difficulties logging into the TRAIN system, please review the Train Tutorial.

  2. Click on the Green LAUNCH Button after logging into the TRAIN system for the course WD2901. View the course video.

  3. Click on this 9 Simple Steps link to take the competency assessment, complete the evaluation and receive your continuing education credit certificate.
In addition here are theSlides/Notes, andIndex to use if you need to start and stop the program and the One and Only Pledge. Thank you for becoming a Safe Injection Champion.
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