“I’ll be clicking my high heels all over the world about injection safety”

January 13, 2014

Evelyn McKnight and Lauren Lollini

Kim James is an employee health nurse at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn and member of the New York One & Only Campaign workgroup. Here she talks about her passion for injection safety.

Hello everyone my name is Kim James and I am a nurse practitioner in charge of occupational health at Brookdale hospital. As a nurse practitioner one of my concerns is injection safety, especially among healthcare workers. In doing research for our Informative Day for workers in injection safety, I ran across the CDC’s One and Only Campaign.

In that Campaign I found out and was horrified by the fact that so many consumers have contracted HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C from healthcare providers. That knowledge so moved me that I have decided to really take action and to do my part to help spread the word and to see if I can in any way contribute to stemming this absolutely unfortunate practice.

I have a saying that I will be “clicking my high heels all over the world” as I try to get this message out.

I like to travel and one of the things I like doing is a little bit of community service when I go to visit. So I plan to share this knowledge every place I go. If anyone will listen to me even for a minute, I‘m going to do the very best I can with my last breath to stem unsafe injection practices that are harming our patients.

One thought on ““I’ll be clicking my high heels all over the world about injection safety”

  1. Dianne Fraser

    Thanks for the update Kim, I know you are very passionate about this issue. Plan to spread the word to as many as possible.


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