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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
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What the investigation found

  • 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?

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?

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

safe injection practices coalition
Safe Injection Practices Coalition
  • 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

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Programmatic funding

  • Congressional Briefing
  • GAO investigation
  • FDA, CMS, HHS & CDC collaboration
  • External Stakeholder Engagement (NQF, IHI)
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Thank you for standing up

and being counted!

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