[MCOH-EH] Needlesticks/sharps data

PRATER, DEANNA deanna.prater at bayareahospital.org
Wed Sep 2 08:50:08 PDT 2020


I'm not sure if there is any national benchmarking data.  Our hospital has 1200 employees and we average about 9 sharps injuries per year.  

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To briefly change tracks from COVID-19, I am looking for national benchmarking data on sharps and needlestick injuries. If someone wants to share institutional data (over the past few years, for example), that would be great. You can e-mail directly to me. Is there data that is broken down into different categories (eg. mechanism of injury, device used, job type - provider/nurse/PCA, etc.)? What would be good sources of national data?

Thank you!


Abhijay P. Karandikar, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Reading Hospital, PA

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