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Sharps Injuries Remain Major Occupational Safety Concern for Healthcare Personnel

Tuesday, November 21, 2017   (0 Comments)

Since passage of the federal Needlestick Safety & Prevention Act (NSPA) more than 16 years ago, progress has been made in sharps injury (SI) prevention with fewer injuries and more widespread use of sharps devices with engineered SI prevention features.  However, significant and persistent concerns that remain brought together sharps safety experts along with representatives from device manufacturers and distributors who provided sponsorship for the July 2017 meeting held at the American Nurses Association (ANA) headquarters in Silver Spring, Md.  This summary of the SI Prevention Stakeholder Group meeting discussions and workgroup reports offers a glimpse into some of the ongoing concerns related to SI prevention across the U.S.      

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