Unformatted text preview: athogens. OBJECTIVES
1. Identify five key components of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act of
2. Discuss the impact of safe practice/safe needle devices on nurses’ health and well
3. Explain the key elements of the OSHA Compliance Directive for the Bloodborne
Pathogens Standard and strategies for identifying and reporting non-compliance.
4. Explore proactive strategies for promoting a culture of safety in the workplace.
5. Describe ANA activities to promote health and safety in the workplace for nurses. AUTHORS
Mary Foley, MS, RN
Mary Foley is the Immediate Past-President of the American Nurses Association. She
received a Master's degree in nursing administration and occupational health and is
currently in a PhD program in nursing policy. She has worked at the hospital, state, and
national level to address healthcare worker safety, particularly in the area of needlestick
Annemarie T. Leyden, EdD, RN
Dr. Annemarie T. Leyden is Chief, Learning Resources (Director of Education) at the VA
New York Harbor Healthcare System in New...
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- Summer '11
- English, Occupational safety and health, health care workers