Safe Injection Practices

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Safe Injection Practices

Injection safety, or safe injection practices, is a set of measures taken to perform injections in an optimally safe manner for patients, healthcare personnel, and others.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
  • 2. 
    Single-dose or single-use vials should not be used for more than one patient regardless of how much medicine is remaining.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Syringes can be reused as long as you don't get blood in it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Unsafe injection practices have devastating consequences such as: (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Patient illness and death

    • B. 

      Loss of clinician licenses

    • C. 

      Legal charges/malpractice suits

    • D. 

      Criminal charges

    • E. 

      The Air Force cannot be sued for medical malpractice

  • 5. 
    Germs such as hepatitis C virus, staph, and MRSA are invisible to the naked eye but can easily infect patients even when present in microscopic quantities.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      1,000 patients

    • B. 

      Half the patients

    • C. 

      All the patients were notified

    • D. 

      They weren't able to contact any of the patients.

  • 7. 
    It is okay to reuse a syringe as long as you are only using it to draw up medications or vaccines.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Follow proper infection control practices and maintain __________ technique during the preparation and administration of injected medications.
  • 9. 
    Changing the needle makes a syringe safe for reuse.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    While preparing a medication you drop the syringe on the floor. What should your next action be?
    • A. 

      You pick it up in under 5 seconds to prevent the transfer of germs.

    • B. 

      You discard it.

    • C. 

      You rinse it off in the sink with soap and water.

    • D. 

      You wipe it off with Sani-Wipes to disinfect it.