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Topic: Injection safety and waste management

Total results with these characteristics: 65

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Logistics of Health Care Waste Management: Information and Approaches for Developing Country Settings

This publication, produced by the US Agency for International Development's Deliver Project, considers the reality of health care waste management practices in resource-limited settings, and offers solutions based on actual experience …

Author: USAID Deliver Project

Published: 2009

Maintaining a Needle Remover

Safely managing infectious sharps waste is one of the critical challenges facing health systems in low-resource settings. It is an important component of injection safety strategy. This two-page guide contains instructions for correctly maintaining …

Author: Berman A

Published: 2006

Managing Sharps Waste in Andhra Pradesh

A report on the introduction and scale up of a practical system for sharps waste management focused on reducing the number of injections given, needle removal, syringe disinfection, and collection of syringe plastic for recycling.

Author: PATH, US Agency for International Development, and the Government of Andhra Pradesh

Published: 2007

Monitoring Vaccine Wastage at Country Level: Guidelines for Program Managers

This document reviews the factors affecting vaccine wastage and discusses the tools available for reducing wastage and their relationships to each other, with the aim of providing assistance to program managers to establish a system for …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2003

Optimal Intramuscular Needle-Penetration Depth

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has needle-length recommendations for intramuscular vaccinations in the thigh and shoulder on the basis of the age of the child. Underpenetration of the intramuscular layer with short needles …

Author: Lippert WC, Wall E

Published: 2008

Op.ti.mize

The Op.ti.mize e-newsletter is a quarterly publication that highlights advances and innovations in health care logistics, technologies, and policy. Developed by Project Optimize, a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH, this …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Perceptions About Injections and Private-Sector Injection Practices in Central Nepal

This eye-opening report documents provider injection practices and attitudes toward medical injections among providers and the general public. In spite of widespread use of disposible syringes and seemingly high awareness of the dangers of …

Author: PATH and the General Welfare Pratisthan

Published: 2000

Practical, Local Solutions for Safely Managing Contaminated Syringes and Other Medical Waste

Until recently little guidance had been available on practical, affordable, and safe waste storage and collection systems or on construction of effective burners. PATH partnered with Nepali nongovernmental organization General Welfare Pratistan and …

Author: PATH

Published: 2004

Progress in Improving the Safety of Injections in the EPI Western Pacific Region

Includes a "Guide for developing a national plan of action for injection safety" and a "Checklist for EPI supervisors—sterilization and injection practices."

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 1998

Proper Handling and Disposal of Auto-Disable Syringes and Safety Boxes

Part of the "Training Resource Series," this unique training module was specially designed to be easy to adapt for specific national programs. In addition to key technical content it includes quizzes, role plays, and creative ideas for trainers.

Author: PATH

Published: 2006

Prospective Assessment of the Effect of Needle Length and Injection Site on the Risk of Local Reactions to the Fifth Diphtheria-Tetanus-Acellular Pertussis Vaccination

Local reactions are relatively common after the fifthdiphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccination, but factorsassociated with an increased risk of those reactions are notwell defined. The objective of this study was to assess therelationship …

Author: Jackson LA, Starkovich P, Dunstan M, et al.

Published: 2008

Protecting Children for a Healthy Tomorrow: Lessons From the Andhra Pradesh Partnership Project on Immunization

This publication outlines the activities undertaken in the five-year Partnership Project on Immunization by the Indian state government of Andhra Pradesh and PATH to strengthen routine immunization by introduction of the hepatitis B vaccine in …

Author: PATH; Government of Andhra Pradesh, India

Published: 2006

Rapid Assessment of Perceptions, Knowledge, and Practices Related to Immunization Injection Safety in Nepal

This eye-opening report gives an in-depth look at immunization practices and concerns among immunization providers and managers in Nepal. The report shows that despite adequate training and supply of vaccines, availability of proper disposal …

Author: PATH and the General Welfare Pratisthan

Published: 2001

Reconstitution Technologies

This fact sheet provides an overview of single-dose, prefilled reconstitution devices (SPRDs), which can make reconstitution of critical vaccines safer and more economical. SPRDs can help eliminate adverse events or wastage that can occur with …

Author: PATH

Published: 2013

Safe Health Care Waste Management

A two-page aide-memoire focusing on national strategies for safe handling and disposal of medical waste.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2000

The Safe Injection Global Network (SIGN) Alliance

Coordinated through World Health Organization (WHO), SIGN is a voluntary coalition of stakeholders aiming to achieve safe and appropriate use of injections throughout the world.

Author: World Health Organization

Safety of Immunization Injections in Africa: Not Simply a Problem of Logistics

From the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, this report is an evaluation of a "logistic approach" on immunization injection safety. The investigators found that unsafe injection practices were generally due to a failure to integrate …

Author: Dicko M, Oni AQ, Ganivet S, et al.

Published: 2000

Safety of Injections: Global Facts & Figures

This fact sheet provides global statistics about unsafe injections.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2004

Safety of Injections: Questions and Answers

This document provides common questions and answers on injection safety, including what constitutes an unsafe injection, the potential consequences of unsafe injections, and disposal of syringes.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2004

Safety of Injections: WHO-UNICEF-UNFPA Joint Statement on the Use of Auto-Disable Syringes in Immunization Services

This policy statement outlines recommended approaches to immunization safety through the use of auto-disable syringes and proper sharps disposal.

Author: World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the United Nations Population Fund

Published: 2003

Sample Injection Safety Leaflets for Health Care Providers

Two safe injection leaflets were prepared by the Ministry of Health in Mongolia in collaboration with SIGN. One provides a guide to giving safe injections. The other provides guidelines for preventing needlestick injuries.

Author: Mongolia Ministry of Health

Published: 2001

Senegal: Changing the Face of Immunization in West Africa

This report discusses the work of PATH's Children's Vaccine Program in conjunction with the Senegalese government, health care workers, and local communities to introduce innovative, practical technologies to improve vaccine delivery …

Author: PATH

Published: 2004

Single-Dose or Multi-Dose?

The reuse of single-dose vials and misuse of multiple-dose vials can result in patients suffering significant harm and even death. This dynamic infographic can help healthcare professionals learn the differences between single-dose and multiple-dose …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Safe Injection Practices Coalition

Published: 2013

Solutions That Save Lives: Health Technologies Give Mothers and Children the Chance for a Healthy Future

This fact sheet discusses PATH's work on the development and implementation of technologies, such as vaccines and vaccine delivery devices, to improve the health of women and children in poor and remote areas around the world.

Author: PATH

Published: 2011

Strategies for Safe Injections

From the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, the article is a discussion of the implications of using sterilizable versus disposible injection equipment. Abstract also available in French.

Author: Battersby A, Feilden R, Stoeckel P, et al.

Published: 1999

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