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Overcoming Barriers of Safe Sharps Handling
You must account for a variety of factors to protect OR staff from injuries.
Joe Paone | Senior Editor
Publish Date: October 21, 2021   |  Tags:   Staff Safety Workplace Culture Infection Prevention
Neutral Zone
BE MINDFUL Safe passing zones are a key aspect of sharps safety — but like other precautions, it’s only effective as part of a more comprehensive program.
Effective sharps safety is a multifaceted endeavor. It requires a holistic approach that incorporates mindfulness, effective communication, safety-engineered devices, education, observation, auditing, safe-handling zones and double-gloving — and an unwavering commitment to all these things. Here’s a look at the various factors that can impact sharps safety and the many tactics you can use to bolster those efforts.
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