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List of Supporting Organizations for Moving the Sharps Safety Agenda Forward in the United States: Consensus Statement and Call to Action


Background: The International Healthcare Worker Safety Center (IHWSC) at the University of Virginia drafted and began circulating the consensus statement on sharps safety in the summer of 2011. The American Nurses Association (ANA) endorsed the statement in November 2011, and worked closely with the IHWSC to reach the ANA’s organizational affiliate members and other professional groups. The following organizations have officially endorsed the statement as of April 2012.

Nursing organizations:

  • Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
  • Academy of Neonatal Nursing
  • American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
  • American Nurses Association
  • Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare
  • Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses
  • Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
  • Infusion Nurses Society
  • National Association of Neonatal Nurses
  • Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs
  • Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses Society


Other organizations:

  • AdvaMed (medical device industry trade association)
  • Center for Phlebotomy Education
  • International Healthcare Worker Safety Center, University of Virginia
  • Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention
  • Premier healthcare alliance
  • Safe in Common

To read another article from this supplement, Moving the Sharps Safety Agenda Forward, please click below:

To reduce sharps injuries, all of us must create a culture of safety in our workplaces

Essential elements of a comprehensive sharps injury-prevention program

Reducing sharps injuries in nonhospital settings

Practical strategies to prevent surgical sharps injuries

Moving the Sharps Safety Agenda Forward:
Consensus Statement and Call to Action

Choosing wisely:
Resources for selecting sharps safety devices

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