Antibiotics and Injection Safety

October 27, 2014

Evelyn McKnight and Lauren Lollini

Lexington Insurance recently invited Tom and Evelyn McKnight to speak to Risk Management on injection safety

Lexington Insurance recently invited Tom and Evelyn McKnight to speak to Risk Management on injection safety

Tom and Evelyn McKnight were recently sponsored by Lexington Insurance to speak to hospital risk management on injection safety in Honolulu. While there, they learned about public health threats to the native Hawaiians through disease before antibiotics. Here are some of Tom’s thoughts about the importance of injection safety when delivering antibiotics.
Antibiotics and Injection Safety

Following is a written transcription of the video:

Aloha!
And welcome to the beautiful state of HI.
I’m tom mcknight and i’m a family physician. With my wife Evelyn, I am a co-founder of the organization HONOReform.

We have been invited to the state of Hawaii by AIG to speak to risk managers about injection safety.

As you might remember, the early days of the Hawaii were fraught with many diseases, many of which were brought by western civilization. Chicken pox, measles and even Hansen’s disease had a devastating effect on society. With the advent of antibiotics and injections in 1940’s and 1950’s, their health has become much safer.

But every injection needs to be a safe one. So our organization is promoting safe injection practices, because every injection needs to be handled and distributed properly.

So join with us and all of our co-sponsors in promoting needle injection safety.

Mahalo!

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