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WEB026-2019 -

WEB026-2019

Release Date:March 7, 2019

Expiry Date: March 6, 2021

Topic: Sharps Injury Trends and Successful Reduction Strategies

Presented byLinda Good, RN, PhD, COHN-S and Terry Grimmond, FASM, BAgrSc, GrDpAdEd&Tr

 

Member: $20 Non-Member: $35

 

Topic Overview:

Bloodborne pathogen exposures represent a potentially devastating occupational injury among healthcare workers. Occupational health professionals devote a significant portion of their practice on exposures - evaluating, treating, educating, tracking, reporting, and preventing. This webinar will demonstrate how research and evidence-based practice can inform their management of this crucial concern and assist in bringing about sustainable staff behaviors to reduce blood exposures. The session will include:  Results of the 2017 AOHP-sponsored Exposure Survey of Trends in Occupational Practice (EXPO-S.T.O.P.), the disturbing rise in national incidence,  and an overview of reduction-strategies used by AOHP members to successfully reduce their exposure-incidence.  

 

Objectives:

1.     Review findings of the 2017 EXPO-S.T.O.P. survey.

2.     Identify the urgent need to halt the rising US blood-exposure incidence.

3.     Discuss best practices in reducing blood exposures.

 

Speaker  Bios:

Dr. Linda Good has over 20 years of experience as an occupational health professional, and she currently oversees the team that provides services to the 15,000 employees of Scripps Health. She is Co-Author of the EXPO-S.T.O.P. surveys.

 

Terry Grimmond is an Australian consultant microbiologist with 51 years’ experience in disease transmission and prevention, and an AOHP member for many years. His international research is focused on assisting healthcare facilities to reduce their incidence of sharps injury and mucocutaneous exposures. He is Co-Investigator of AOHP's annual EXPO-S.T.O.P. Exposure Survey and has published extensively and spoken at more than 200 conferences in 22 countries, receiving multiple awards for his work.

 

Requirements for Completion

Successful completion of this activity includes submitting an accurate registration, making necessary payment, and reviewing all activity slides and the webinar presentation. Completion of the evaluation form is required.

 

Type of Activity

Knowledge

 

Statement of Credit upon Completion

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants will be provided a link to the evaluation. A link to the statement of completion will be provided at the end of the evaluation. This activity will expire on Mar 6, 2021. After this date, contact hours will not be earned.

 

Disclosures:  AOHP does not guarantee, warrant, certify, verify and/or authorize the content of this seminar, and/or any subsequent use of the information presented at this webinar. This webinar is not a clinical/medical service but is intended for educational purposes only. Planners of this educational activity have no real or apparent financial, professional or personal conflict of interest to disclose. Faculty/presenter disclosure is stated following each presenter’s bio-sketch. AOHP has implemented a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest before the delivery of this educational activity.

 

Commercial or Sponsor support: N/A

CE Contact Hours

This activity awards 1 contact hour

 

Accreditation Statement

The Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education (CNE) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

 

ANCC Provider Number P0341

 

Conflict of Interest

Aconflictofinterestoccurswhenanindividualhasanopportunitytoaffecteducationalcontentabouthealthcareproducts or services ofacommercialcompanywithwhichshe/hehasafinancial,professionalorpersonalrelationship.

 

The planners and presenter(s)/author(s) of these CNE activities have disclosed no relevant financial, professional or personal relationships with any commercial companies about this activity.

 

 

Non-Endorsement of Products

The Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare's accredited provider status refers only to continuing nursing education activities and does not imply that there is real or implied endorsement of any product, service or company referred to in this activity nor of any company subsidizing costs related to the activity.

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