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Unformatted text preview: her route, such as tablet, inhaler, or transdermal
patches, for example. Remove sharps and needles and eliminate all
unnecessary injections. Jet injectors may substitute for syringes and needles. Other examples include the elimination of unnecessary sharps like
towel clips and using needleless intravenous (IV) systems.
• Engineering Controls – such as needles that retract, sheathe, or blunt
immediately after use.
• Administrative Controls – policies aimed to limit exposure to the hazard.
Examples include allocation of resources demonstrating a commitment to
health care worker safety, a needlestick prevention committee, an
exposure control plan, removing all unsafe devices, and consistent training
on the use of safe devices.
• Work Practice Controls – examples include no re-capping, placing
sharps containers at eye-level and at arms reach, remember that most
nurses are women, and some of the placement practices of disposal
containers have not taken that into consideration), emptying sharps containers before they're full, and establishing the means for safe handli...
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- Summer '11