While often preventable, an estimated 385,000 needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries occur annually among hospital-based personnel. That’s more than 1,000 per day, on average.”

That is a lot of accidents, and a lot of risks. Being a nurse means a thousand actions happening at once, with the constant risk that the patient you are attempting to provide care for may suddenly jolt upright or pull away. 

Check out the article below from AllNurses that highlights some of the disconcerting statistics, best practices and 11 essential sharps safety tips for you, the nurse. 


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