She was injured in 1997 in a nevada hospital while

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: esident Clinton on November 6, 2000 as the federal Act was signed into law. Karen is doing very well and is pursuing her graduate degrees in Boston. Lisa Black is our third nurse hero. She was injured in 1997 in a Nevada hospital. While flushing a blood-filled IV line with a syringe and a needle, she was stuck when the needle was jerked out of the port by an unanticipated movement by the patient. Lisa immediately followed the first aid advice after an injury and was placed on a regimen of antiretroviral medication and a protease inhibitor. Despite the prophylaxis, Lisa became ill over nine months after the needlestick and converted with both HIV and Hepatitis C. Lisa’s injury was 100% preventable. If the hospital had consistently used a needleless IV system, which existed by 1997 and was widely available, Lisa would not have been injured. Lisa has also dedicated her energies on behalf of helping others avoid these lifethreatening injuries. She worked tirelessly to secure passage of the Nevada safety legislation and related workers’ compensation legislation (see section on state legislation for a more complete disc...
View Full Document

This document was uploaded on 02/27/2014 for the course ENGLISH 101 at Montgomery College.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online