Preventing Needlestick and Sharps Injuries in the Healthcare Industry

How To Prevent Needlestick Injuries

The handling and disposal of sharps and needles in healthcare settings continue to pose significant health risks to healthcare and other hospital workers. Ongoing education and training on the proper handling and disposal of sharps is critical in creating a culture of safety. The incorporation of the latest technology (needleless systems, enhanced needle collection devices, safety needles) is vital in keeping healthcare workers safe.

Healthcare professionals who experience needlestick and sharps injuries face an elevated risk of acquiring bloodborne pathogens. Learn more.