OSHA Required Sharps Injury Prevention Program
A one-hour pre-recorded webinar presentation by: Cathy Montgomery, RN, CASC - President, Excellentia Advisory Group.
Most recent federal and state OSHA citation information available indicates an increase in violations to medical and dental practices and ambulatory surgery centers.
During that time, OSHA issued 867 violations to medical practices and ASC’s an increase of 18% from the previous year.
Dental practices received 468 violations, a 16% increase from the previous year.
Because we have yet to see the expected improvement in sharps injuries from these facilities after the enactment of the 2001 Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, there is a call to action by many of the government, accrediting medical agencies. To help you prepare we have created a comprehensive program that will assist you in evaluating your organization, train your staff (including housekeeping) and institute a formal QA/PI program. OSHA fines include employers who fail to analyze their incidents for employee protection.
It has been well documented that you have a 1 in 50 chance of becoming contaminated with Hepatitis C if you have a sharps injury. And a 1 in 300 chance of HIV. Have you done ALL you can do to prevent injuries for yourself and your employees? This discussion should take place annually and then routinely as a gentle reminder.
This webinar is an in-service for the Administrative staff and includes:
- A customizable PowerPoint training tool for your environmental/housekeeping staff
- A customizable PowerPoint training tool for your clinical staff
- Comprehensive QA/PI program to meet OSHA requirements using CDC guidelines.
You will be able to customize the two training tools specific to your facility. We will discuss implementation strategies for “neutral zone” techniques for those of you doing surgeries or procedures. Handouts will include your teaching guides as well as all forms necessary to implement a successful QA/PI program.
PRICE: $139.00 / USER EMAIL & PASSWORD
1Once you and any/all staff have reviewed this presentation, you will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Participation worth 1.0 Credit Hour of continuing education. You simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting your certificates, using the Certificate Request Form found in the link below. You will need to provide a typed list of all participants first and last names, position title (RN ,BSN, etc.), license numbers (if professionals) and date of completion.
* Excellentia Advisory Group LLC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider CEP 15481: Issue Date: 4/6/2010;
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