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A view of sharps injuries.

Authors
Phillips-EK; Ogg-M; Hughes-N
Source
Pensacola, FL: American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, 2011 Jun; :webinar
NIOSHTIC No.
20044882
Abstract
On November 6, 2010, we marked the anniversary of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act. Significant progress has been made in reducing blood-borne pathogen injuries. Safer engineered devices are available. Yet, registered nurses and other healthcare workers continue to sustain needlesticks and other sharps injuries at an alarming rate in healthcare. This 60 minute webinar provides an overview of sharps injuries at this time, including data collection by University of Virginia's Exposure Prevention Information Network (EPINet) and addressing sharps safety in the perioperative area.
Keywords
Accident-potential; Exposure-assessment; Exposure-methods; Health-hazards; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Needlestick-injuries; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-medicine; Risk-factors; Safety-measures; Task-performance; Work-environment; Work-performance; Workplace-studies; Work-practices; Surveillance-programs; Bloodborne-pathogens; Data-processing
Contact
Elayne Kornblatt Phillips, RN, MPH, PhD, University of Virginia, International Healthcare Safety Center, 1224 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Publication Date
20110606
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2011
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-K01-OH-009140
Source Name
A view of sharps injuries
State
VA
Performing Organization
University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Page last reviewed: June 28, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division