Amplifire finds and fixes 25% confidently held misinformation around safe injection practices.

  • Industry: DICON Pilot Study
  • 160 Clinicians
  • 95,000 patients referred after potential exposure to infectious diseases

Is there a problem with injections?

Yes. When presented with a carefully constructed learning module that measures understanding and technique regarding safe injection practices, 160 clinicians answered confidently and correctly only 42% of the time.


We evaluated 160 caregivers (mostly RNs) in the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network (DICON) on the topic of safe injection practices. Amplifire assesses not only knowledge, but confidence—are you sure you are correct? The caregivers in our pilots answered confidently—and incorrectly—25% of the time.

Confidence is important because it drives decisions. Confidently held misinformation (CHM) increases the risk of error and the potential for infection outbreaks.

The knowledge and practice questions in this pilot were thoroughly vetted by DICON clinicians. The caregivers knew with confidence only 42% of the material. They were uncertain about 33%. And they were confident and wrong on 25%.

Solving the Problem

DICON has found a learning solution in the Amplifire Healthcare Alliance. Amplifire has the ability to identify and ll in the knowledge gaps cited by the Joint Commission and the CDC.

Download the full case study to learn how Amplifire is improving safe injection practices.

Misinformation around Safe Injection Practice

In the last 5 years, the CDC is aware of at least 26 outbreaks due to unsafe injection practices. These outbreaks resulted in more than 95,000 patients being referred after potential exposure to infectious diseases.

Centers for Disease Control, Injection Safety, 2017