Topic: Injection safety and waste management
Total results with these characteristics: 92
- 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.
- Strengthening Vietnam's Immunization Program
PATH, in close partnership with Vietnam's National Expanded Program on Immunization, has worked to increase the quality, safety, and efficiency of immunization services through the Improving Routine Immunization Services (IRIS) project. This fact …
The Technical Network for Strengthening Immunization Services (TechNet-21) is an online forum for experts in the field of immunization to learn from each other, share experiences, coordinate activities, and discuss major global policy issues. It …
Author: World Health Organization and UNICEF
- Technologies for Injection Safety
Each year, more than 16 billion injections are administered worldwide and an estimated 40 percent are administered with reused, unsterilized injection equipment. In developing countries, immunization and some therapeutic programs have been proactive …
- Technologies for Vaccine Delivery in the 21st Century
This 25-page paper looks at new vaccine delivery concepts that could benefit the developing world within the next ten years.
Author: World Health Organization, UNICEF, and PATH
- Training for Mid-Level Managers (MLM)
This eight-module training manual aims to help mid-level immunization managers effectively deliver vaccines to their communities. The modules are focused on: cold chain, vaccines, and safe-injection equipment management; partnering with the …
Author: World Health Organization
- Training Health Workers in the Management of Sharps Waste
This document contains a set of training modules designed to be adapted for use in various health care settings. The purpose of these materials is for use in training health workers in the management of sharps waste. These materials are divided into …
- Treatment Alternatives for Medical Waste Disposal
This document describes technology options for treating infectious medical waste, including incineration, chemical treatment, autoclaving, microwaving, shredding, and compacting. Performance issues, environmental impact, and perspectives from …
- Unsafe Injections, Fatal Injections
The authors of this paper provide an overview of medical and social science wisdom on the extent of unsafe injections and the complex reasons why many injections are given in an unsafe manner.
- Using a Needle Remover
Safely managing infectious sharps waste is one of the critical challenges facing health systems in low-resource settings and is an important component of an injection safety strategy. This training material provides instructions for safe use of a …
Author: Berman A
- Using a Protected Sharps Barrel
Protected sharps barrels reduce the risks of sharps injury due to improper disposal. This one-page illustrative guide provides steps for correctly using a protected sharps barrel.
Author: Berman A
- Using a Protected Sharps Pit
Protected sharps pits reduce the risks of sharps injury due to improper disposal. This one-page illustrative guide provides steps for correctly using a protected sharps pit.
Author: Berman A
- Vaccine Technologies at PATH
PATH and its partners have been advancing innovative vaccine technologies for more than 30 years. This report outlines PATH's approach and capabilities. It also describes a number of individual vaccine technologies at various …
- Vaccine-Related Journal Articles
Compiled by the Immunization Action Coalition, this web page provides a chronological compendium of selected peer-reviewed vaccine-related articles. A user can browse by topic areas such as vaccine safety, specific diseases, and people …
Author: Immunization Action Coalition
- Vaccines in the Uniject™ Injection System
The Uniject™ injection system, a compact prefilled autodisable injection system, simplifies the act of giving an injection, makes the reuse of the syringe impossible, and reduces the burden on logistics systems by making medicament, needle, and …
- Vietnam: Progress Beyond High Coverage
This report discusses the work of PATH's Children's Vaccine Program, in close collaboration with the Vietnamese National Expanded Program on Immunization, to increase immunization program quality, safety, and efficiency, including increasing …
- WHO Best Practices for Injections and Related Procedures Toolkit
This toolkit covers elements of standard precautions relevant to the transmission of bloodborne pathogens through unsafe injection practices in health-care settings. It aims to help to increase health workers’ awareness of the importance of …
Author: World Health Organization, Safe Injection Global Network