Safe Injection Practices in Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs)
Recently the State of Nevada and federal epidemiologists identified a cluster of hepatitis C infections where the infected
individuals all had procedures in the same ASC. Subsequent survey of that ASC identified unsafe injection practices. The Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed pertinent information on safe injection practices. State Agencies
(SAs) should disseminate this information to certified ASCs in their States, and should also ensure that all surveyors who
conduct ASC surveys are familiar with this material.