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New CDC Statement on Safe Use of Single-Dose Vials

Safe Injection Practices

When safe injection practices are not followed, dangerous health-related incidents can occur.

  • Never administer medications from the same syringe to more than one patient, even if the needle is changed
  • Do not enter a vial with a used syringe or needle
  • Medications packaged as single-use vials should never be used for more than one patient
  • Bags or bottle of intravenous solution should not be used as a common source of supply for more than one patient
  • Absolute adnerence to proper infection control practices when preparing and administering injected medications

CDC Resources

Questions? Joel Merriman (406) 444-0274