Preventing Needlestick Injuries

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This short course is provided to help those professionals working in healthcare. Prevent of Needle sticks should be on every healthcare professionals mind.

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Preventing Needlestick Injuries:

Preventing Needlestick Injuries Presented by

Who is at risk?:

Who is at risk? Who at your facility is at risk of a stick or cut from a needle or sharps device? Nurses CNA’s Housekeeping Maintenance Dietary Visitors

Who is at Risk?:

Who is at Risk? Nurse’s Use needles for injection Have sharps containers on carts CNA’s Use razors Find needles in beds Dispose of sharps containers

Who is at Risk?:

Who is at Risk? Housekeeping Dispose of sharps containers Find needles and razors in trash cans Clean up broken glass Maintenance Dispose of sharps containers

Who is at Risk?:

Who is at Risk? Dietary Find needles on food trays Clean broken glass Visitors Stuck by improperly disposed of needles

Methods to Avoid Injuries:

Methods to Avoid Injuries Use safety sharps devices in every case Contact pharmacy Contact corporate supplier

Methods to Avoid Injuries:

Methods to Avoid Injuries Syringes with the protective sleeve should be locked in place immediately after use Ensure sleeve is fully extended Twist and lock

Methods to Avoid Injuries:

Methods to Avoid Injuries Needles should never be Bent Broken Recapped Left on beds Placed in pockets

Methods to Avoid Injuries:

Methods to Avoid Injuries Sharps should be Disposed immediately at the site of use Needles and Razors

Methods to Avoid Injuries:

Methods to Avoid Injuries Sharps containers Are located all over the facility Each restroom Nurse’s carts Should be disposed of properly Do not sit on floor Do not sit on sinks Do not store in offices or desks

Methods to Avoid Injuries:

Methods to Avoid Injuries Sharps containers Should never be overfilled Should never be opened Should never be emptied

Methods to Avoid Injuries:

Methods to Avoid Injuries Use sharps containers at the site of use Don’t walk with exposed needle Don’t put used syringes in pockets Use MOST Method Oriented Safety Thinking

Method Oriented Safety Thinking:

Method Oriented Safety Thinking THINK before you act! Make sure a sharps container is available Make sure sharps container is not full Make sure safety syringe is available Make sure injection area is free of distractions

Method Oriented Safety Thinking:

Method Oriented Safety Thinking Think before you act! Don’t overfill sharps container Don’t recap needles or razors Keep your eyes on needle points or sharp edges Handle needles and sharps with EXTREME CAUTION

Method Oriented Safety Thinking:

Method Oriented Safety Thinking Don’t pick up broken glass with hands Put broken glass in container before placing it in the trash

Resources available to You:

Resources available to You Safety syringes Sharps containers Safety training Infection Control Manual Needlestick Process Safety Sharps Device Evaluation

Resources available to You:

Resources available to You Safety syringes HCR has made every effort to provide its staff with proper safety syringes Sharps containers HCR has provided proper and safe sharps containers throughout its facilities

Resources available to You:

Resources available to You Safety training HCR provides safety training for every employee regarding needlestick prevention Infection Control Manual HCR provides written policies and guidelines for dealing with, the use of, and managing the use of sharps devices

Resources available to You:

Resources available to You Needlestick Process The needlestick process can be found on the HCR intranet. Safety Sharps Device Evaluation HCR provides each employee the opportunity to evaluate sharps devices. Each employee has access to the Safety Sharps Device Evaluation

Resources Available to You:

Resources Available to You

What Have You Learned?:

What Have You Learned? Who is at risk? Nurses CNA’s Housekeeping Maintenance Dietary Visitors

What Have You Learned?:

What Have You Learned? Methods to avoid injuries Use safety sharps Dispose of sharps at site of use Never overfill sharps container Don’t walk with exposed needles Don’t put used syringes in your pockets Use MOST Method Oriented Safety Thinking

What Have You Learned?:

What Have You Learned? Resources available to you Safety syringes Sharps containers Safety training Infection Control Manual Needle Stick Process Safety Sharps Device Evaluation

Play it SAFE:

Play it SAFE Don’t get sick, avoid Needlesticks!

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