Programs Offered

Healthcare providers in all types of settings have reviewed and followed safe injection best practices. Nonetheless, the “unthinkable” still happens, with significant impact on the patient and providers. The CDC estimates that there have been more than 50 outbreaks of Hepatitis C and/or Hepatitis B in the past decade due to reused needles, syringes or medication vials. Evelyn and Tom McKnight, founders of HONOReform, will share their own compelling story of infection attributed to reuse of syringes in a medical setting. Additionally, the McKnights will examine factors contributing to the outbreak and make recommendations for prevention.

 

1. “A Never Event – Don’t let it Happen in your Facility!”
Description: A survivor describes a Nebraska “Never Event” in which 99 patients contracted Hepatitis C when a nurse reused syringes during chemotherapy administration. Root causes of the outbreak are examined as well as resources for prevention.

Objectives: Learners will be able to:

  • List causes of unsafe injections
  • List methods to foster a safety culture
  • Describe a way to mitigate unsafe technique
  • List current safety incentives

Intended Audience: Healthcare providers, Risk managers

2. “Preventing Healthcare Transmission of Disease through injection Safety”
Description: This presentation examines causes of patient-to-patient, patient-to-provider and provider-to-patient transmission of disease and offers resources for prevention.

Objectives: Learners will be able to:

  • List resources for prevention of patient to patient transmission of disease
  • List resources for prevention of patient to provider transmission of disease
  • List resources for prevention of provider to patient transmission of disease

Intended Audience: Healthcare providers, Risk managers

3. “Injection Safety in Dental Practice”
Description: Since 2012 thousands of patients have been put at significant risk of acquiring infectious disease from dental practices in four states. In one instance, the Colorado Department of Health notified 8000 patients that they were at risk for contracting Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV because their dentist’s practice reused needles and syringes. The McKnights will examine factors contributing to the outbreak and make recommendations for prevention in dental offices.

Objectives: Learners will be able to:

  • List behaviors within a dental setting that can lead to large scale blood borne pathogen outbreaks
  • Describe how reuse of syringes and multi-dose vials can lead to patient to patient transmission of blood borne pathogens
  • Identify resources that dental health care personnel can utilize for prevention of transmission of infections in dental settings.

Intended Audience: Dental providers

4. “Becoming an Empowered Patient”
Description: Patients are learning that to receive the best quality healthcare, they need to effectively partner with their healthcare provider. A physician and a survivor of medical error discuss their own personal experiences of patient empowerment and ways to improve the physician-patient partnership.

Objectives: Learners will be able to:

  • List behaviors within healthcare culture that can lead to large scale blood borne pathogen outbreaks
  • Cite resources that empower patients and improve the physician-patient partnership

Intended Audience: Healthcare consumers

 

Grant Guidelines

Preference will be given to applicants that have the following characteristics:

  • Audience size between 50 and 150 attendees
  • National or regional conference
  • HONOReform has not presented to the organization in the past
  • The sponsoring organization has submitted a grant request at least 3 months prior to event date

Special consideration may be made if:

  • Audience is greater than 150 attendees
  • Location is outside the continental United States
  • A request is made for a second breakout session in the form of a book talk of A Never Event: Exposing the Largest Outbreak of Hepatitis C in American Healthcare History

 

Deliverables of HONOReform to sponsoring organizations:
  • One hour in-person presentation from the above list
  • Learning objectives, outline and references to support the presentation
  • Flash drive for each audience member that includes injection safety resources and digital version of the award-winning book A Never Event: Exposing the Largest Outbreak of Hepatitis C in American Healthcare History
  • Promotion of the event on our social media pages
Expected deliverables of sponsoring organization to HONOReform:
  • Travel expenses and 2 nights accommodation for presenter(s)
  • Promotion of event through website and social media
  • Membership in the One & Only Campaign: www.oneandonlycampaign.org
Desired but not mandatory deliverables:

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