Reducing Needlestick Injury During Phlebotomy

Click here for the archived video of this webinar.

Summary:
More than 10 years after the passage of the landmark Needlestick Prevention and Safety Act, needlestick injuries still pose a significant hazard for nurses, especially during phlebotomy procedures. In this webinar, experts will discuss the most recent needlestick injury data and nurses' rights under current laws/regulations, as well as provide a review of available safety-engineered technologies and the benefits and limitations of each class of devices. 

Objectives: After this webinar, attendees will be able to:
* discuss the leading causes of needlestick injury during phlebotomy
* understand current needlestick injury data and nurses' rights
* articulate available safety-engineered technologies, as well as their benefits and limitations.

Speakers: Janine Jagger, MPH, PhD, is professor of medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She is founder and director of UVa's International Healthcare Worker Safety Center. Anita Yanik, MSN, RN, is a care consultant for BD Diagnostics - Preanalytical Systems.

CE: You may earn 1 contact hour by taking and passing a test following this webinar. Visit here for the test and then click on the "Take Test" link.

The first 125 people can take the test free courtesy of BD. After 125 people have taken the test, there is an $8 charge for the CE portion.

Information collected at registration may be shared with the sponsor.

For more information about our sponsor, please visit: www.bd.com

Handouts: Click here for Janine Jagger's handout and here for Anita Yanik's.

Accreditation Statement: Merion Matters is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association (No.221-3-O-09), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Merion Matters is also approved as a provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (No. 13230) and by the Florida Board of Nursing (No. 3298).

This CE activity is underwritten by an unrestricted educational grant from BD. Approval of this continuing nursing education activity refers to recognition of the educational activity only and does not imply PSNA approval or endorsement of any product.

The sponsor did not influence the planning, implementing or evaluation of the program.

Disclosures: Janine Jagger, MPH, PhD, offers research support to BD. Anita Yanik, MSN, RN, is a care consultant for BD Diagnostics - Preanalytical Systems.




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