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The patient perspective on public health protections for cancer patients and HAI prevention. Evelyn McKnight, AuD www.HONOReform.org www.OneandOnlyCampaign.org www.ANeverEvent.com. Our story…. 2002. 2. What the investigation found. Improper port flush procedure

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The patient perspective on public health protections for cancer patients and HAI prevention

  • Evelyn McKnight, AuD

  • www.HONOReform.org

  • www.OneandOnlyCampaign.org

  • www.ANeverEvent.com


Our story… cancer patients and HAI prevention

2002

2


What the investigation found cancer patients and HAI prevention

  • Improper port flush procedure

  • Index case came to clinic in 2000

  • Complaints from housekeeping, pharmacy, lab, nursing and patients but

  • hospital claimed “no jurisdiction”

  • Unsafe practices for at least 16 months


What happened to the victims
What happened to the victims? cancer patients and HAI prevention

6 deaths

1 sexual transmission

1 liver transplant

Mailliard, et al. Outcomes of a patient to patient outbreak of Genotype 3a Hepatitis C. Hepatology 2009; 50: 361-368


What happened to the victims1
What happened to the victims? cancer patients and HAI prevention

89 lawsuits

Community in conflict

28 SVR’s

Mailliard, et al. Outcomes of a patient to patient outbreak of Genotype 3a Hepatitis C. Hepatology 2009; 50: 361-368


What Happened to the Perpetrators? cancer patients and HAI prevention


www.ANeverEvent.com cancer patients and HAI prevention


H cancer patients and HAI preventionepatitis Outbreaks National Organization for Reform


Safe injection practices coalition
Safe Injection Practices Coalition cancer patients and HAI prevention

  • Raises awareness about safe injection practices

  • Aimsto eradicate outbreaks resulting from unsafe injection practices

AAAHC, AANA, APIC, BD, CDC, CDCF, Covidien, Hospira, HONOReform, NACCHO, NE Med Soc, NV Med Assn, Premier, MEDRAD, FDA; State Partners: NV, NJ,NY, NC


  • Programmatic funding cancer patients and HAI prevention

  • Congressional Briefing

  • GAO investigation

  • FDA, CMS, HHS & CDC collaboration

  • External Stakeholder Engagement (NQF, IHI)


Ten years later 2012
Ten years later - 2012 cancer patients and HAI prevention


Thank you for standing up
Thank you for standing cancer patients and HAI preventionup

and being counted!


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