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Release Date:  September 26, 2019

Expiry Date: September 25, 2021

Topic: Sharps Injuries: Impact, Trends and Successful Reduction Strategies

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


 FREE to member

 $35 for non-member


Topic Overview:

Bloodborne pathogen exposures are potentially devastating to healthcare workers and their families, and occupational health professionals devote a significant portion of their practice on minimizing these exposures. This webinar will demonstrate how research and evidence-based practice can inform HCW and 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 2018 AOHP-sponsored Exposure Survey of Trends in Occupational Practice (EXPO-S.T.O.P.), the trends in national incidence, and an overview of successful reduction-strategies used by hospitals to successfully reduce their exposure-incidence.  



  1. Identify the urgent need to halt the rising US blood-exposure incidence.
  2. Review findings of the 2018 EXPO-S.T.O.P. survey.
  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 assists healthcare facilities to reduce their blood exposures. He is Co-Investigator of AOHP's annual EXPO-S.T.O.P. surveys, has published extensively and spoken at more than 220 conferences in 23 countries and 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



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 September 25, 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: BD

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

A conflict of interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to affect educational content about healthcare products or services of a commercial company with which she/he has a financial, professional or personal relationship.


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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