Needlestick Prevention: Establish a Safe Sharps Program - On-Demand
June 25, 2014
Peg Luebbert, MS, CIC, CHSP
Medical Environment Update
Needlesticks continue to present risks in the medical workplace. Thousands of people are stuck each year, despite the growth of safety devices and strict bloodborne pathogens standards.
Join our infection prevention and patient safety experts Peg Luebbert and Kathy Rooker for a 90-minute webcast to learn how to reduce needlesticks and encourage physicians, nurses, and other staff to buy into a safe sharps program.
At the conclusion of this program, listeners will be able to:
- Discuss the regulatory requirements of a safe sharps program
- Identify high-risk areas for unsafe sharps and exposures
- Describe components of an effective safe sharps program
- Regulatory requirements
a. Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act
b. OSHA/NIOSH requirements
c. Current data on exposures
d. Consequences of noncompliance
- High-risk areas
a. Unsafe sharps and containers
b. Surgical, specialty procedures, non-hospital settings
c. Conduct risk assessments
d. What to do if you get a needlestick
- How to set up a safe sharp program
a. Getting physician buy-in
b. Involving frontline staff
c. New technology and work practices
d. Where to get safety devices
e. Required documentation
Who should listen?
- Safety professionals
- Safety officers
- Medical clinic safety officers
- Patient safety professionals
- Quality professionals
- Accreditation and survey prep professionals
- Hospital safety officers
- Infection control preventionists
- Lab safety professionals
Meet the Speakers:
Peg Luebbert, MS, CIC, CHSP, has worked in the fields of infection prevention and healthcare safety for more than 30 years in a variety of facilities, including large and small acute care hospitals, long-term care, long-term acute care, and ambulatory surgery. She is certified in infection prevention and healthcare safety. She has also presented and published on the local and national level.
Luebbert is currently owner of two companies: Healthcare Interventions, Inc., and Ladybug Health Productions, LLC. Since starting these endeavors, she has assisted multiple facilities and organizations in improving their risk reduction strategies in infection prevention, safety, risk management, and emergency preparedness. These accomplishments have been developed by walkthrough audits, evidence-based guideline protocols, and strategic educational activities, including the online course at www.IP-Bootcamp.com for new infection preventionists or those preparing for certification.
Kathy Rooker has over 40 years of experience in healthcare. Her extensive, multifaceted background helps her better understand the challenges physician offices and healthcare facilities face when it comes to OSHA compliance. Rooker started her career in a hospital laboratory and has worked as a medical assistant, an office manager, and the director of practice management for an Ohio hospital system. She started her consulting business in 2009, specializing in OSHA and small physician office labs. She has been a national speaker for a medical surgical vendor and teaches seminars for hospitals and various organizations. Rooker’s real-life experiences bring laughter as well as education to her audiences.
Webinar system requirements and program materials:
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