Infection Control Today - 05/2002: Sharps Safety

Welcome to Infection Control Today magazines virtual roundtable on sharps safety. We invited manufacturers to answer six questions regarding needlestick injury prevention, product selection and adherence to the Needlestick Prevention Act of 2000. Here are their answers:

Becton Dickinson Guardian ICP/Bio-Plexus Portex Safety 1st

For more information on needlestick safety, check out these web sites:

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, www.apic.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.org
International Healthcare Worker Safety Center, http://hsc.virginia.edu/medcntr/centers/epinet/home.html
Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, www.jcaho.org/edu_pub/sealert/sea22.html
National Alliance for the Primary Prevention of Sharps Injuries (NAPPSI), www.nappsi.org
NursingWorld, www.nursingworld.org/needlestick/nshome.htm
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, www.osha.gov

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