JointHealth™ express   November 7, 2014

ACE joins forces with USA-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's One & Only Campaign

Working together to promote safe injection practices.

We are proud to announce that Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) has recently become a member of the One & Only Campaign, a public safety campaign to promote safe injection practices in all healthcare settings. By teaming up with the Safe Injection Practices Coalition, we’re joining professional groups, healthcare systems, provider groups, private companies and others dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of injection safety.

While patient protection is a priority and injection safety is critical in the healthcare environment, unsafe injection practices still happen. In fact, more than 150,000 people have been impacted by dozens of preventable outbreaks of hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV over the last decade, due to unsafe injection practices. Some of these outbreaks involved healthcare providers reusing syringes, resulting in contamination of medication vials or containers that were used then on subsequent patients.

The One & Only Campaign seeks to eradicate outbreaks from unsafe injection practices by empowering patients and healthcare providers to insist on nothing less than One Needle, One Syringe, Only One Time for every injection. Since 2009, the campaign has developed materials for providers – including a clinician toolkit, checklist, infographic, and video – and has participated in national and state meetings and conferences to raise awareness of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for safe injection practices.

As a member of the One & Only Campaign, we look forward to continuing to share the latest information and tools with you on injection safety. Click here to learn more about the campaign and to download free materials. Share your comments about injection safety via email at or online on our Facebook and Twitter page.