12 February 2020
In the United States, some 370,000 people receive hemodialysis each year due to poor kidney function. Dialysis patients often receive numerous injections as part of therapy, which can also pose a potential exposure hazard for healthcare workers delivering their care.
One way to prevent sharps injuries in dialysis centers is to promote a culture of sharps safety. Since staff at these facilities are constantly using syringes and needles as part of treatment, having solid processes for preparing, handling and disposing of sharp instruments is critical.
Here are four strategies to cultivate a mindset of sharp safety throughout your organization.
Making the commitment is the first step
It is critical for dialysis centers to limit the likelihood of sharps injuries within their facilities. By focusing on safe sharps handling and disposal, organizations can improve safety for patients, employees and the environment. For more information on how Stericycle can help your organization foster a culture of sharps safety, go to Stericycle Sharps Management.
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