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Safety: Debunking Sharps Injury Myths
The truth about five commonly misunderstood areas.
Danielle Bouchat-Friedman | Senior Editor
Publish Date: November 14, 2022   |  Tags:   Staff Safety Infection Prevention Workplace Culture
PREVENTATIVE MEASURES Physicians sustain the largest numbers of injuries from both suture and scalpel blades, and the majority of those are from devices without sharps injury prevention or safety features.

Avoiding dangerous and preventable sharps injuries often comes down to debunking the common myths about these issues. Setting the record straight allows facilities to put proven processes and protocols in place. This includes the use of Sharps Injury Prevention (SIP) devices as well as the safe activation of those SIP features and proper disposal of sharps. We asked Amber Hogan Mitchell, DrPH, MPH, CPH, president and executive director of the International Safety Center, to provide some clarity and perspective on the truth behind the common misconceptions.

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