The Next Generation of Low Dead Space Disposable Syringes
Today, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) introduced the Patient Access to Medical Innovation Act to get innovative medical devices to market more quickly and safely. Sens. Lamar Alexander…Continue
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More than 3,000 pharmacies, health care facilities and practitioners have registered with the Department of Health (DOH) to sell or furnish syringes to those age 18 and over without a prescription under the ESAP.
This program makes syringes available without a prescription and promotes the safe disposal of used syringes. Research has shown this program effectively…
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Does the standard apply to public sector (State and local government) employees?
Federal OSHA standards do not apply to public sector employees, but the 24 states and two territories that operate OSHA-approved state plans are required to enforce an "at least as effective" standard in the public…
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What is the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act?
The Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act (the Act) (Pub. L. 106-430) was signed into law on November 6, 2000. Because occupational…
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What if the safer device that I choose is on back order?
Safety equipment must be available at all times. If for some reason an engineering control is not available (due to supply shortages, back orders, shipping delays, etc.), this must be documented in your Exposure Control Plan. You would then be responsible to implement the chosen control(s) as soon as it becomes available and adjust your exposure control plan to illustrate such. In the meantime, work practice…
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No more tragedies: an introduction to ISO 80369
by Laura Dowling
A hospital patient should never be injured, or worse, because a hospital employee accidentally connects a small tube carrying medicine or nutrients to the wrong tube outside the patient's body.
That's what happened to Robin Rogers in 2006.
According to the New York Times, a hospital nurse caring for Rogers during her final…
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Movie Puncture Exposes Hep B&C, HIV Dangers in Needlestick Injuries for Nurses, Healthcare Workers
The movie Puncture reveals the untold true story of the enormous risks faced every day by nurses and healthcare workers exposed to dangerous and deadly bloodborne pathogens (Hepatitis B, C and HIV) through…
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Examples - PDM Healthcare Premier, MedAssets, Veira Medical Group, Amerinet, HealthTrust, GroupSource, MediGroup, Provista, Novation, Innovatix, HPS, HPSI, GNYHA Services, and Care Purchasing Services.
A healthcare group purchasing organization (GPOs)…
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Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention
Needlestick injuries and other sharps-related injuries which expose workers to bloodborne…Continue
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Do Silver Coated Needleless IV Connectors Cause Infections?Continue
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By Christopher Arends and Jim Cassidy
Added by Christopher Green on December 15, 2009 at 10:02pm — No Comments
There are four types of syringes currently used around the globe. The first two categories are cheaper but less safe. The two newer and safer devices are more expensive. Simpler disposable syringes cost on average 12 to 15 cents less than devices that prevent reuse and needle stick injuries. In industrialized countries, the injection systems are firmly established and well resourced, with the most advanced… Continue
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“Although professionally and personally rewarding for many, home care nursing can be both physically and emotionally demanding. Our study findings suggest that home healthcare work may be dangerous for nurses who work in this setting. These types of injuries are serious as they can result in infection with bloodborne pathogens, such as hepatitis and HIV.”
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Coping with OSHA
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