Perioperative Sharps Safety Requires Teamwork, Education

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While clinical activities on hospital floors such as injections or starting IVs pose the constant threat of percutaneous injuries, nowhere is the danger more real than in the fast-paced operating room environment. Knowing this, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), released at this year's Congress a sharps safety toolkit that puts into the hands of perioperative professionals the educational materials they need to advance their knowledge of safe practices when using sharps.

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