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Healthcare worker safety and needlestick injuries

hearing before the Subcommittee on Regulation, Business Opportunities, and Energy of the Committee on Small Business, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, second session, Washington, DC, February 7, 1992.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Small Business. Subcommittee on Regulation, Business Opportunities, and Energy

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Needlestick injuries -- United States.,
    • AIDS (Disease) -- Transmission -- United States.,
    • AIDS (Disease) -- United States -- Prevention.,
    • Public health personnel -- Diseases -- United States -- Prevention.,
    • Medical personnel -- Health and hygiene -- United States.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF27 .S675 1992c
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 568 p. :
      Number of Pages568
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1350569M
      ISBN 100160390656
      LC Control Number92240197

        Prevent needlesticks through safe handling techniques. Plan for the safe handling and disposal of used needles before beginning any procedure. The federal Needlestick Prevention and Safety Act requires hospitals to provide safe needles to its workers: Urge your management to purchase them. They're more expensive, but you face fewer : Paula Kriner. Sharps-related injuries carry the risk of serious blood borne infection. A systematic review was undertaken to consider the evidence related to safer sharps devices and their impact on needlestick injury reduction within the healthcare sector. Related HSE websites. Infections at work. This website provides general guidance for ill health.

        Predominantly a health care-related risk, needlestick and sharps injuries are serious. NIOSH states that these types of injuries occur when a worker comes in contact with a contaminated needle, scalpel or other sharps. Common ways in which workers sustain needlestick and sharps injuries include recapping needles, handling needles that need to be taken apart after use, working . 11 Higginson R, Parry A. Needlestick injuries and safety syringes: a review of the literature. Br J Nurs. Apr May 8;22(8):S4, S, S 12 Hadaway L. Needlestick injuries, short peripheral catheters, and health care worker risks. J Infus Nurs. May-Jun;35(3)

        Health Care Worker Needlestick Prevention Act of Introduced by Reps. Pete Stark (D-CA) and Marge Roukema (R-NJ) Bill summary. Purpose: HR would correct a dangerous problem in today’s health care system in which health care workers suffer preventable needlestick injuries because appropriate technologies to prevent such injuries are not being utilized. The bill would .   Healthcare personnel (HCP) is exposed to bloodborne pathogens through occupational risk factors. The objective of this study was to compare the incidence of needlestick injuries (NSIs) before and after the introduction of safety devices in all departments of our hospital. Data was extracted from mandatory needlestick report forms of the hospital’s Occupational Health by:


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Healthcare worker safety and needlestick injuries by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Small Business. Subcommittee on Regulation, Business Opportunities, and Energy Download PDF EPUB FB2

Preventing Needlestick Injury and HIV among Health Care Workers • One year project extended for 3 years • Funded by the US CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) to reduce occupational exposure and transmission of HIV and other bloodborne pathogens • Pilot projects in 3 countries: So Africa, Tanzania, &.

expertise of frontline health care workers, especially nurses. This book is dedicated to the hundreds of health care workers across the country who have fought for needlestick prevention—especially to those nurses who them-selves have been infected with serious diseases from needlestick and sharps injuries and to those who died from those Size: 1MB.

This Alert provides current scientific information about the risk of needlestick injury and the transmission of bloodborne pathogens to health care workers. The document focuses on needlestick injuries as a key element in a broader effort to prevent all sharps-related injuries and associated bloodborne infections.

The document describes five cases of health care workers with needlestick-related. Needlestick Injuries Among Health Care Workers in Washington State, Technical Report Number April Syed Mahboob Ali Shah, MD, Ph.D. Barbara Silverstein, Ph.D., MPH, CPE David Bonauto, MD, MPH Michael Foley, PhC John Kala t, BA Safety & Health Assessment & Research for Prevention, (SHARP).

Introduction. Sharps injury, particularly needlestick injury (NSI) has been identified as one of the most significant occupational health issues in the health sector, especially among healthcare workers (HCWs) [1,2].The most worrying consequence of NSIs is the transmission of blood-borne pathogens such as HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) [].Cited by: 1.

Needle-Stick Injuries (NSIs) are among the hazards and problems that can expose health workers to infections. Hepatitis B and C and HIV are some of biological hazards threatening the health of Healthcare worker safety and needlestick injuries book of healthcare workers.

The most common mode of transmission of these diseases is via needle stick injury. In America, it is estimated thatto one million needle sticks occur Cited by: 3. Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations These Regulations implement the EU Council Directive /32/EU on the prevention of sharps injuries in the hospital and healthcare sector.

The Regulations only apply to employers, contractors and workers in the healthcare sector. Workers Please Note. If you experienced a needlestick or sharps injury or were exposed to the blood or other body fluid of a patient during the course of your work, immediately follow these steps: Wash needlesticks and cuts with soap and water; Flush splashes to the nose, mouth, or.

Safety syringes can reduce accidental needlestick injuries among healthcare professionals by 80% and with worker education, this number is increased to 90%.

(ANA Needlestick Prevention Guide) How Needle Punctures Spread Blood-Borne Illnesses. The Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act (the Act) (Pub. ) was signed into law on November 6, Because occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens from accidental sharps injuries in healthcare and other occupational settings continues to be a serious problem, Congress felt that a modification to OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens.

Needlestick Book 8/14/02 AM Page 1. Healthcare workers face a deadly risk from the use of dangerous needles each and every day—risks that are totally unnecessary. While needlestick injuries are a big problem, the solution is simple—and it’s here today.

The law as it stands. Currently, the primary legislation covering sharps safety is the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act. This landmark legislation updated the Office of Safety And Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines, compelling employers to use work practice controls and safer needle devices that are engineered to eliminate or minimize exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

Needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries may expose workers to bloodborne pathogens. Workers in many occupations, including first responders, housekeeping personnel in some industries, nurses and other healthcare personnel, all may be at risk for exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

Work Health and Safety - Blood and Body Substances Occupational Exposure Prevention Summary Provides guidance in the prevention of risk to staff of occupational exposure to contaminated blood, body substances and needlestick/sharps injuries.

It supports NSW Health Agencies in their primary duty of care obligations under the Work Health and. Needlestick injuries are a serious concern for nurses and other healthcare workers. One of the main clinical risks from needlestick injury is the possible infection by blood-borne diseases, such as hepatitis and by: 4.

Strategies for reducing needlestick injuries among healthcare workers; A literature review Supervisor (Arcada): Denise Villikka Commissioned by: Arcada University of Applied Science Abstract: Being the frontline health care workers nurses are always at risk of needlestick injuries which could transmit infectious bloodborne pathogens.

PHAC also refers to the CDC " Workbook for designing, implementing and evaluating a sharps injury prevention program " as an example of a program. This workbook uses a hierarchy of control approach, including: Elimination - find ways to eliminate or reduce needle use during procedures.

The Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act makes clearer the responsibility of employers to lessen the risk of injuries to workers from contaminated sharp devices. It also encourages manufacturers of medical sharps to increase the number of safer devices in the market.

This legislation will help to make health care occupations safer.". According to research studies, healthcare workers face 7 times higher risks for developing Musculoskeletal Injuries (MSDs) than workers working in other industries.

Among all healthcare professionals, paramedics and nurses face the highest risk because they are involved in handling patients during rescues and transfers. Sir, Accidental needle stick and sharp object injuries carry major risk factors for blood-borne infections amongst health workers.[1,2] The blood-borne infections that are mostly contracted through occupational hazards are Hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).[] The risk of transmission of these diseases following percutaneous exposure among.

Introduction. Everyday, millions of US health care workers are at risk of incurring a needlestick or sharps injury. In hospitals alone, nearly 1, personnel suffer needlestick injuries each day (U.S.

Department of Labor, Occupational Health and Safety Administration, ), and because of this high incidence rate, needlestick injuries continue to be one of the most serious health and safety Cited by: 1. Professional Reference articles are designed for health professionals to use.

They are written by UK doctors and based on research evidence, UK and European Guidelines. You may find one of our health articles more useful.

Although healthcare workers are those most often affected by needlestick injuries, other occupations can be affected - eg.Protecting Yourself as a Health Care Worker. According to the American Nurses Association, there are rights and protections that need to be utilized by healthcare workers.

It is important to: KNOW the law (Needlestick and Prevention Act) EDUCATE yourself and peers about sharps safety; REPORT sharps injury .