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Unformatted text preview: areas of the employment setting and whether safer devices are in place for all
procedures requiring sharps.
The units on which the use of safety devices has NOT been implemented.
The number of needlestick injuries recorded in available needlestick logs.
Whether or not frontline staff nurses and other health care workers were involved
in the evaluation and selection of the safety devices.
Data documenting the trials of safety devices and evidence regarding the decision
to use the particular product.
Examples of “near-misses” (e.g., sharps left in a bed). It is against the law for an employer to discriminate against an employee for filing an
OSHA complaint. Consult your local OSHA office or your state nurses association for
assistance. For more information, complaint forms, and instructions, see OSHA’s
website with details noted on the Internet Resources page. WHAT EVERY NURSE CAN DO ABOUT SHARPS INJURY PREVENTION
How to Start, or Join a Needlestick Committee
Key Players in Committee Formation:
The strategies outlined in this module...
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This document was uploaded on 02/27/2014 for the course ENGLISH 101 at Montgomery College.
- Summer '11