Nurses resist sharps program if not consulted

January 2007
Healthcare Risk Management;Jan2007, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p7
A recent study revealed the main reasons some clinicians resist efforts to reduce needlestick injuries. Staff members resist sharps safety programs when they feel they are imposed on them rather than being consulted for their opinions. • The way a strategy is introduced can determine its success or failure. • Physicians may be especially resistant to change. • One solution is to have staff test new devices or policies before deciding what to implement.


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