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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...
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