Sharps safety legislation mandates provision of appropriate equipment and training

Gabriel, Janice
September 2014
International Journal of Palliative Nursing;Sep2014, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p422
Academic Journal
The author discusses legislation that ensures all health-care workers benefit from improved access to education and training in sharps safety and access to appropriate safety equipment in Europe. Topics discussed include the passage into law of Directive 2010/32 European Union (EU) of the Council of the EU on the prevention of sharps injuries in hospitals and the importance of training for the ultimate reduction in percutaneous injuries and their consequences.


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