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Unformatted text preview: anine Jagger, a pioneer researcher in the epidemiology of needlestick injuries and the originator of EPINet, and internet based data base that collects and analyzes trends. When compared to the 1999 data from facilities that voluntarily report injury data, there was a reduction in percutaneous injuries (PI) by 51%. And, the investigators believe that it is due to a combination of factors: the introduction of safer needle devices over the last decade, greater staff education on safer practices and use of safer devices, and major changes in the way intravenous lines are accessed and a reduction in the use of needles (Jagger, 2003). THE NEEDLESTICK SAFETY AND PREVENTION ACT OF 2000 (Public Law 106-430) How the Law Was Enacted: Nurse Power and a Three-Pronged Approach Through the diligent work of the nurses in ANA, other health care workers, and unions representing health care workers, a tremendous victory was achieved when Congress passed the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act of 2000 which Presi...
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