Implementation of an enhanced safety-engineered sharp device oversight and bloodborne pathogen protection program at a large academic medical center

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  • Objective: Exposure of healthcare personnel to bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) can be prevented in part by using safety-engineered sharp devices (SESDs) and other safe practices, such as double gloving. In some instances, however, safer devices and practices cannot be utilized because of procedural factors or the lack of a manufactured safety device for the specific clinical use. In these situations, a standardized system to examine requests for waiver from expected practices is necessary.
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    Author List

  • Talbot TR; Wang D; Swift M; St. Jacques P; Johnson S; Brinsko V; Thayer V; Dail T; Feistritzer N; Polancich S
  • Start Page

  • 1383
  • End Page

  • 1390
  • Volume

  • 35
  • Issue

  • 11