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administer medication and fluids through a catheter port using non-needle
connections and jet-injection systems that deliver liquid medication beneath the
skin or through a muscle.
Make safer needles and other sharps with integrated safety features available in
syringes, blood collection devices, IV access products, lancets, and blunt suture
needles. 13 • Use puncture-proof containers to dispose of sharps and needles. Containers must
be closed, puncture resistant, leak proof, color coded, and emptied routinely to
prevent overfilling. 2. Frontline Health Care Worker Involvement and Training Requirements
• Include the involvement of frontline health care workers (non-managerial
employees responsible for direct patient care) in device evaluation and selection,
with evidence of this participation documented in the exposure control plan.
Provide all employees at risk for occupational exposure with interactive training
on the use of safer devices, work practices, and PPE from a knowledgeable
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- Summer '11