NAPPSI Launches New Campaign Against Suture-Needlesticks

CARLSBAD, Calif. -- The National Alliance for the Primary Prevention of Sharps Injuries (NAPPSI) has developed a new nationwide campaign: Protecting America's Interns and Residents from Suture-needle Sticks (PAIRSS).

The campaign focuses on the danger of needlesticks from sutures to residents and interns. Suture needles account for more than one-third of sharps injuries suffered by residents, according to reports by the International Healthcare Worker Safety Center. The momentum is building: the American Medical Association (AMA) has already distributed information on this groundbreaking campaign. NAPPSI is looking for residents and interns to contribute to the PAIRSS Needlestick Survey.

For more information, visit www.nappsi.org

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