Physician Practice

Don’t get ‘stuck’—make these needlestick changes

Physician Practice Perspective, November 21, 2002

This is an excerpt from a member only article. To read the article in its entirety, please login or subscribe to Physician Practice Perspective.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act last year, which requires all health care providers to incorporate safer medical devices in their practices. Its aim was to create a safer physician practice environment through a clamp down on unsafe needlesticks. As a result, OSHA expected the number of needlestick accidents involving patients and office workers to reduce. However, not many practices have been cooperating, says Ron Stoker, executive director of the International Sharp Injury Prevention Society.The law also incl

This is an excerpt from a member only article. To read the article in its entirety, please login or subscribe to Physician Practice Perspective.

Most Popular