A Towel with a Safety Message - StarTribune.com
StarTribune.com - January, 2009
An Excerpt from the AORN Sharps Safety Tool Kit
Implementation suggestions from the AORN Sharps Safety Tool Kit PowerPoint presentation "Sharps Safety in the OR."
AORN Comprehensive Surgical Checklist
The AORN Comprehensive Surgical Checklist was created to support a facility's need to use a single checklist that includes the safety checks outlined in the World Health Organization's (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist, while also meeting the safety checks within The Joint Commission's Universal Protocol in order to meet accreditation requirements.
AORN Guidance Statement - Safe Medication Practices in Perioperative Practice Settings AORN Guidance Statement: Sharps Injury Prevention in the Perioperative Setting AORN Sharps Safety Tool Kit
AORN's Sharps Safety Tool Kit contains new resources to help reduce risk of sharps injuries.
AST Recommended Standards of Practice for Handling and Care of Surgical Specimens Can your Nurses Stop a Surgeon?
Hospitals & Health Networks - September 2007
Employee Slips, Trips & Falls
An easy to read, condensed version of what you need to know about OSHA and other regulatory standards, as well as how to analyze the real cost of those injuries.
Interview with Dr. Janine Jagger
Janine C. Jagger, MPH, Ph.D.
Professor of Research of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of Virginia
Interview with Dr. Ramon Berguer - Engineered Sharps Injury Prevention
Ramon Berguer, MD FACS
Clinical Professor of Surgery, UC Davis
Chief of Surgery, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center
On the Job Back Injuries
An easy to read, condensed version of what you need to know about OSHA regulations and standards. As well as how to analyze the real cost of those injuries.
OSHA - Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention Patient Handling and Movement Assessments: A White Paper
Written by members of the Specialty Subcommittee on Patient Movement of the 2010 Health Guidelines Revision Committee. It provides information that can be used by those responding to the new requirement to prepare a PHAMA as well as by anyone interested in considering use of patient handling and movement eqiupment in a health care facility.
Pharmacy's Role in Meeting JCAHO's National Patient Safety Goal 3D Safe Handling of Sharps
An easy to read, condensed version of what you need to know about OSHA, The Joint Commission and CMS regulations and standards. As well as how to analyze the real cost of those injuries.
Saving Your Back Without Breaking the Bank
Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2010
Scalpel Blades: Reducing Injury Risk
Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention for Healthcare Workers
Department of Health and Human Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Standards for Medication Labeling
An easy to read, condensed version of what you need to know about AORN, The Joint Commission and other regulatory standards.
Statement on Sharps Safety by the American College of Surgeons The American Journal of Safe Patient Handling & Movement (SPHM)
The American Journal of Safe Patient Handling & Movement (SPHM) is devoted to the subject of safe patient handling and movement and provides a forum for thelatest research and evidence on the how, why, and what in this area of practice.
The Joint Commission - Universal Protocol The Joint Commission 2012 Medication Labeling Guidelines The Joint Commission: Sentinel Event Statistics as of December 31, 2010 Turning Point - New safety scalpel handle system provides safety features and familiar feel
Managing Infection Control - October 2008
Universal Protocol Update: June 2009 Wrong Site Surgery
An easy to read, condensed version of what you need to know about The Joint Commission, AORN and other regulatory standards.