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Safe in Common's "The Unfinished Agenda: Addressing the Challenges" Crystalizes Call for Unified Protection Against Needlestick and Sharps Injuries
Date:2/20/2013

ional Health Surveillance Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • June M. Fisher , MD, Clinical Professor in the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine
  • Elise Handelman , Former Director of the Office of Occupational Health Nursing at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • William Hyman , Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, past President of the Healthcare Technology Foundation
  • The key opinion leaders discussed a wide range of topics surrounding existing resources that can help prevent injuries as well as offered best practices to foster a culture of safety. While the panelists were able to weigh in on many of the questions, the majority of the inquiries are being answered by experts on Safe in Common's website: www.safeincommon.org/blog.

    Safe in Common is now accepting abstracts from the healthcare community who are interested in joining the organization during its next event, tentatively scheduled for May 29, 2013 That event will continue the efforts to increase dialogue on sharps injury prevention strategies and selection criteria for best of class devices aligned to procedural based safety needs of the caregiver. Please send an outline of a presentation you would like to be considered to info@safeincommon.com

    The online conference series is part of Safe in Common's ongoing efforts to spark innovation, awareness and change across the healthcare spectrum, with a core focus on the Needlestick Safety Pledge. The events are presented as part of Safe in Common's continued mission to unify and educate people about the risks of needlestick and sharps-related injuries.

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