Topic: Injection safety and waste management
Total results with these characteristics: 107
- Achieving Effective Sharps Waste Management in GAVI Host Countries: A Proposed Approach with Estimates of Costs
This document presents an analysis of safer sharps-waste management activities, including practical options using available or emerging technologies. The analysis includes an estimate of the baseline burden of disease from unsafe injection …
- Andhra Pradesh: Building a Model Immunization System
This report discusses the work of PATH's Children's Vaccine Program and the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to build a model immunization program, including the incorporation of hepatitis B vaccine into the childhood vaccination program.
- Anthropological Perspectives on Injections: A Review
This article from the Bulletin of the World Health Organization discusses the popularity of injections, as well as the widespread practice of injections provided by both formal and informal health care providers. The authors also suggest …
Author: Reeler A
- Basic Steps in the Preparation of Health Care Waste Management Plans for Health Care Establishments
This document provides basic steps and a simple and practical approach for the preparation of a health care waste management (HCWM) plan in small, medium, and large health care establishments. This guide aims to assist managers of health care …
Author: World Health Organization
- Best Infection Control Practices for Interdermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Needle Injections
From the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, this article discusses evidence-based guidelines for making injections safer. Abstracts are available in Spanish, French, and Arabic.
Author: Hutin Y, Hauri A, Chiarello L, et al.
- Best Infection Control Practices for Skin-Piercing Intradermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Needle Injections
This leaflet outlines the best practices for safe injections, with pictograms to aid in training. Topics include preventing needlestick injuries to the provider, using sterile equipment, preventing contamination of equipment and medication, and …
Author: World Health Organization, Safe Injection Global Network, and the International Council of Nurses
- Building a Protected Sharps Barrel
This document explains how to correctly build a protected sharps barrel for the disposal of medical waste. It includes drawings to assist in construction.
- Building a Protected Sharps Pit
This document explains how to correctly build a protected sharps pit for the disposal of medical waste. It includes drawings for two styles of sharps pits, MSF style and Indonesian style.
- Considerations for Building a Protected Sharps Pit Using a Plastic Barrel as a Pit Liner
This document provides guidelines and steps to consider when constructing a protected sharps pit using a plastic barrel as a pit liner. It also contains a drawing of the completed protected sharps pit to assist with planning.
- The Cost of Unsafe Injections
Unsafe injection practices are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Annually more than 1.3 million deaths and US$535 million in expenses are estimated to be due to unsafe injection practices. This article, published in the Bulletin …
Author: Miller MA, Pisani E
- The Cure That Kills
This paper examines the health risks posed by unsafe injections in Africa and outlines some of the programs that are helping reduce these risks.
Author: Practical Patient Care
- Designing Safe Syringe Disposal Systems for Immunization Services
This 30-page manual for program managers helps guide decision-making related to safe syringe disposal at the district level. A range of disposal methods and issues are covered, including practical advice on incineration (with details on two small …
- Developing a Vision for Immunization Supply Systems in 2020: Landscape Analysis Summaries
Facilitated by project Optimize and conducted by a multidisciplinary group of partners, these landscape analyses highlight ongoing work related to five priority areas that comprise the vision for immunization supply systems in 2020. The analyses …
Author: PATH, World Health Organization
- Disposal and Destruction of Syringes and Needles in Vietnam and the Philippines
The paper reports on a field trial of disposal and destruction methods (including autocombustion incinerators) in the two countries.
Author: World Health Organization
- Effectively Introducing a New Meningococcal A Conjugate Vaccine in Africa: The Burkina Faso Experience
In 2010, Burkina Faso conducted a country-wide campaign to introduce a new Group A meningococcal conjugate vaccine, MenAfriVac™. Leading up to this effort, the following challenges were successfully managed: (1) conducting a large safety study …
Author: Djingarey MH, Barry R, Bonkoungou M, et al.
- Evaluation of a Needle Remover Demonstration Project: A Study From Huong Khe District, Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam
This report discusses the results of a six-month demonstration project in Huong Khe District, Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, to assess the acceptability, performance, and impact on waste disposal of a manual needle remover introduced at commune health …
Author: PATH; Vietnam National Immunization Program
- Evaluation of a Needle-Remover Device and Sharps Barrel in Health Posts in Senegal
This report presents the results of a study to evaluate the Balcan Mini-Destructor needle-remover device and the use of a sharps barrel in health posts in Senegal. The results indicated that the needle removers are acceptable and could bring about a …
- Evaluation of a Retractable Syringe in South Africa: Acceptability, Safety, and Cost Implications
This document reports on an assessment of the acceptability, perception of safety, effect on waste management, and cost implications of using retractable syringes in immunization and curative settings in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. It includes …
- Final Report: Evaluation of Three Reuse-Prevention Feature Reconstitution Syringes in Three Districts of Indonesia
This document reports on the findings of a field evaluation of three World Health Organization-prequalified syringes with reuse prevention features used for vaccine reconstitution during a measles campaign in Lombok, Indonesia. The objective of the …
- “First, Do No Harm”: Introducing Auto-disable Syringes and Ensuring Injection Safety in Immunization Systems of Developing Countries
This document was developed to assist policymakers and program managers in planning the introduction of auto-disable syringes as part of a comprehensive national policy and plan of action to improve injection safety, both for routine immunization …
Author: World Health Organization
- For Proper Disposal: A Global Inventory of Alternative Medical Waste Treatment Technologies
This inventory provides a global listing of alternative technologies for the treatment of infectious waste. It is intended for use by health and environment ministries, international organizations, aid agencies, multilateral lending institutions, …
Author: Health Care Without Harm
- Framework for Conducting a Self-Assessment of National Progress in Injection Waste Management, Version 1
This tool was developed to provide a simple, efficient framework for conducting a self-assessment of health care waste-management (HCWM) planning at the national level. By collecting data on key achievements, knowledge, and practices at …
- Giving Immunizations
This handout provides basic information about giving immunizations, and lists resources and organizations relevant to this topic.
Author: Optimize (PATH, World Health Organization)
- Giving Safe Injections: Using Auto-Disable Syringes for Immunization
This excellent, 112-page manual is a training curriculum for health care workers who provide injections. It includes information on the health impact of unsafe injections, selecting safe and effective vaccines, reconsituting vaccines safely, reading …
- Global Resources for Health Care Waste Management
This document provides information on many of the organizations that are actively engaged in health care waste management throughout the developing world. It provides contact information, their link to health care waste management, and the type of …
Author: John Snow, Inc.