Injection safety resources

 
Unsafe injection practices put patients and health care providers at risk of infectious and non-infectious adverse events, and have been associated with a wide variety of procedures and settings.
 
Anyone performing fingerstick procedures should review these recommendations to ensure they're not placing people in their care at risk for infection. 
 
Focuses on diversion involving health care providers who steal controlled substances, such as opioids, for their own use. This can result in patient harm by placing them at risks of infection (e.g., with hepatitis C virus or bacterial illness) if a provider tampers with injectable drugs.