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The Importance of “Safety by Engineering”

Evelyn McKnight, president of HONOReform
Evelyn McKnight, president of HONOReform

From the beginning, Safety by Engineering has been an important ongoing stance position of HONOReform. Recognizing the valuable work of industry, urging industry to go the extra mile to ensure patient safety, and working in tandem with industry, when our goals are shared ones—these are some of the many aspects of our work.

We are especially pleased with our current collaboration with BD (Becton, Dickinson and Co.). We admire their work and culture. Putting patient safety first—and having patient advocates beside them, as they do—is an ongoing aim of BD. Adopting more and better safety engineered devices, here in the United States and throughout the world, only makes good sense.

In this blog, below, titled “Collaborating for Patient Safety,” my story and the mission of HONOReform are described. It appeared on the BD Worldwide site on September 2, 2014.
In the near future, we will update you on our collaboration with BD. And we will continue to update you on the importance of “safety by engineering.”

http://www.bd.com/showcase/honoreform/index.aspx?WT.ac=honoreform

Una Jeringa, Una Sola Vez

Tom and Evelyn McKnight gave a presentation on injection safety to Guatemalan healthcare workers
Tom and Evelyn McKnight gave a presentation on injection safety to Guatemalan healthcare workers

Tom and I were privileged to participate in a mission trip to Guatemala, led by Guatemala Esperanza’s Ron Noecker, a former HONOReform board member.

Our team co-operated with several other organizations to provide health screenings, build a health clinic and provide healthcare provider education.

Guatemala is a lovely country, very lush with beautiful cities, lakes, volcanoes and villages. It also has many challenges. Read more

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