International Sharps Safety Awareness Month

International Sharps Safety Awareness Month According to a November 2017 article in Infection Control Today, healthcare workers continue to incur sharps injuries. Exposure to contaminated suture needles remains a significant occupational hazard to this day despite passage of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act (NSPA) by Congress in 2000. Although significant progress has been made to reduce hypodermic needle injuries, progress in addressing suture needle injuries has been less successful. Between 2007 through 2017 the frequency of reported suture needle [...]