Nurse Safety Resource Center

Best practices for safety in your nursing practice

Safety Education

Peer-reviewed articles from American Nurse Journal

Sharps injuries: Where we stand today                                                                  Prevention; current injury data related to specific devices and settings and steps for preventing injuries.     

Sharps injury prevention
A look back at sharps safety 20 years after passage of Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act.

Practical strategies to prevent surgical sharps injuries
Prevention; discussion of best practices implementation for reducing OR sharps injuries.

A renewed focus on preventing sharps injuries in the operating room
Prevention; ORs as high-risk areas; how injuries occur; building an OR injury prevention program.

Building programs to reduce sharps injuries from insulin injection
Prevention; injury data from insulin needles; steps for building /revamping a sharps injury prevention program.

Safe sharps disposal in the home
Prevention; discussion of options for safe disposal of sharps/needles used in the home.