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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
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- Summer '11