Needlestick Safety

Kentucky Association of Nursing Students has partnered with Safe In Common to decrease the risk of needlestick injury.

Each year, 5.6 million workers in the U.S. healthcare industry are at risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens via needlestick injuries and other sharps-related injuries. This is a major problem.

Safe in Common is a nonprofit organization committed to making healthcare personnel’s working environment safe from the risk of needlestick injury. This past March, the Organization announced the launch of a nationwide campaign to unite healthcare personnel who believe current Federal standards for needlestick prevention are largely inadequate and that safer devices, along with other measures, are needed to protect those at risk of harm.

 

The cornerstone of the campaign is the Needlestick Safety Pledge. SIC is working toward the goal of getting 100,000 healthcare personnel to sign the Pledge to acknowledge and support the importance of needlestick safety – an issue near and dear to all of our hearts.  

 

One added bonus: each person who takes the Pledge will be entered to win an iPad.  Please take the Needlestick Safety Pledge and share with your friends and colleagues today!

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