Needlestick Injury Reporting

Even while following the required safety precautions, accidents will still happen. As required by OSHA, it is the responsibility of healthcare facilities to track and document sharp injuries. Staff should also be encouraged to report near-miss injuries to help prevent future injuries from occurring. The minimum requirements for injury reporting are logging:

  • The type and brand (manufacturer) of device involved in the injury
  • Where the injury occurred (work area or department)
  • How the injury occurred (a detailed explanation)

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The Global Burden of Disease Attributable to Contaminated Injections Given in Health Care Settings
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