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Needlestick Safety and Prevention: Safety-Engineered Device is Best for Your Practice Mobile App

The Needlestick Safety and Prevention: Safety-Engineered Device is Best for Your Practice mobile app includes an easy to use checklist for selecting the best safety-engineered device. It is important to plan how devices will be or will continue to be incorporated into your practice. Using a recommended step-by-step process can help accomplish this task. Extra help establishing or updating your Exposure Control Plan can be found by contacting private consultants, contacting your local OSHA Office or using OSHA’s model exposure control plan. Companies can promote being a GoCanvas Subscriber. Please contact for authorization to use the GoCanvas Logo.

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    It is important to plan how devices will be or will continue to be incorporated into your practice.

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    Step 1: Make a list of all tasks in which sharps devices are utilized.

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    Infusion therapy

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    Blood collection/culture

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    Injections

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    Surgery

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    Sharps disposal

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    Step 2: Take an inventory of all the specific sharps devices being used.

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    Step 3: Schedule a staff meeting to discuss:

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    The requirements for evaluation, selection and implementation of safety products

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    A timeline for completion and assignment of tasks, including a prioritization of which devices wi...

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    Selection of non-managerial employees who are involved with direct patient care to participate in...

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    Needlestick/sharps injury data, including near misses in your facility

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    Step 4: Contact supplier for samples.

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    Step 5: Evaluate the product(s)

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    The evaluation team assesses products and reviews results.

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    The team decides, using the objective data gathered, which devices will be implemented, replaced,...

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    Step 6: Fully implement the safety-engineered devices

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    Provide adequate training on the new devices, including hands-on practice

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    Ensure employees are using the devices.

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    Ensure the devices are activated prior to disposal

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    Step 7: Document the Process

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    Keep copies of all evaluation forms and supporting documentation

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    Document the process in the Exposure Control Plan

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    During an inspection, OSHA is likely to request documentation of the evaluation process and will ...

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    Step 8: Evaluate the Process and Monitor Results

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    Request employee opinions regarding the evaluations

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    Determine how well the devices are working and if additional training is needed

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