Workbook for designing, implementing, and evaluating a sharps injury prevention program
Corporate Authors:National Center for Infectious Diseases (U.S.), Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion.
Medical Waste Disposal
Prevention & Control
Medical Waste Disposal/Methods
Needlestick Injuries/Prevention & Control
Occupational Diseases/Prevention & Control
Description:Information about the Workbook -- Overview: Risks and Prevention of Sharps Injuries in Healthcare Personnel -- Organizational Steps -- Operational Processes -- Institutionalize a Culture of Safety in the Work Environment -- Implement Procedures for Reporting and Examining Sharps Injuries and Injury Hazards -- Analyze Sharps Injury Data -- Selection of Sharps Injury Prevention Devices -- Education and Training of Healthcare Personnel -- -- References -- Appendix A: Toolkit -- Appendix B: Devices with Engineered Sharps Injury Prevention Features -- Appendix C: Safe Work Practices for Preventing Sharps Injuries -- Appendix D: Problem-Specific Strategies for Sharps Injury Prevention -- Appendix E: Measuring the Cost of Sharps Injury Prevention -- Appendix F: Glossary -- Appendix G: Other Websites.
"An effective sharps injury prevention program includes several components that must work in concert to prevent healthcare personnel from suffering needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries. This program plan is designed to integrate into existing performance improvement, infection control, and safety programs. It is based on a model of continuous quality improvement, an approach that successful healthcare organizations are increasingly adopting." - p. 1
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