She is a clinical specialist in medicalsurgical

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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 Workers 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 Administration [USDOL-...
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