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Unformatted text preview: York City. She is a Clinical Spet in
Medical/Surgical Nursing and serves on the VA NY Harbor Safety Committee. She was
appointed as an Expert Advisor to the ANA Safe Needles Save Lives project in 20022003 funded by an OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant. Dr. Leyden recently 1 completed a doctorate in Leadership and Organizational studies with a focus on Adult
Learning at Columbia University in New York City. INTRODUCTION
Work-Related Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure: The Risks for Health Care
Every percutaneous needlestick and sharps injury carries a risk of infection from
bloodborne pathogens. Yet, these exposures often have been considered “part of the
job.” Health care workers primarily are exposed to these pathogens via contaminated
needlestick and sharps injuries. You probably know at least one colleague who has
sustained an injury, or perhaps you have been stuck yourself. It is important that you and
your colleagues fully understand these risks.
The Facts About Occupational Infection:
Every year, health care workers experience between 600,000 and 800,000 exposures to
blood (United States Department of Labor-Occupational Safety and Health
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