Injecting safety into sharps practices

Akridge, Jeannie
July 2011
Healthcare Purchasing News;Jul2011, Vol. 35 Issue 7, p26
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The article reports on the important role that safer devices and hospital safety strategies can play in preventing employee needlestick or sharp injuries. An overview of the costs that are associated with needlestick injuries, and of the U.S. Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, is presented. The "Guide to Infection Prevention in Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care," which was released in 2011 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is discussed.


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