Sharps Safety: Advancing the Agenda to Curtail Injuries and Exposures

While strides have been made to address occupational injuries and exposures in the healthcare environment, the obstacles remain, and ex-perts say that a greater commitment to safety among all stakeholders -- healthcare personnel, healthcare institutions and industry -- is necessary to achieve a reduction in the numbers of individuals experiencing these adverse events. This special digital issue explores current rates of reported sharps-related injuries and blood/body fluid exposures; looks at recent data characterizing efforts toward improving safety, and presents the findings of a survey of infection preventionists.

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