After gaining support and commitment to prevention

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Unformatted text preview: can be used by nurses in all settings and in all roles to advocate for themselves and their colleagues. The first step toward a comprehensive exposure control program and effective implementation of the law is the creation of a needlestick prevention committee. After gaining support and commitment to prevention from top-level administrators, establish a multidisciplinary needlestick and sharps injury prevention committee, required in some states, to bring together various departments, such as nursing, purchasing, housekeeping, infection control, employee health, risk management, and employee education and training. For the committee to be effective it must have power: the decision-makers in your institution should be represented. In some cases, it might be easier to work with an existing health and safety committee or infection control committee that already has the decision-making authority in this arena. It is required that some committees have the responsibility, and authority, to oversee implementation of...
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This document was uploaded on 02/27/2014 for the course ENGLISH 101 at Montgomery College.

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