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Effect of a Comprehensive Program to Reduce Needlestick Injuries

  • Abdul B. Zafar, R. Christopher Butler, Judith M. Podgorny, Patricia A. Mennonna, Larry A. Gaydos and John A. Sandiford...

Abstract

The Arlington Hospital Needlestick Injury (NSI) Prevention Program was created to protect healthcare workers from NSI and to assess the effectiveness of our interventions. Interventions included revising NSI policy and procedures. The average NSI rate dropped from 109 to 43 per year after the interventions, over a period of 4 years.

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The Arlington Hospital, 1701 N George Mason Dr, Arlington, VA 22205

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Effect of a Comprehensive Program to Reduce Needlestick Injuries

  • Abdul B. Zafar, R. Christopher Butler, Judith M. Podgorny, Patricia A. Mennonna, Larry A. Gaydos and John A. Sandiford...

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