Sterile Processing Safety Shouldn’t Be a Near Miss: Why Incident Reporting of Sharps Matters to Everyone

In this episode of Articles On-The-Go, Hank Balch examines the often overlooked and undocumented occurrence of used sharps being sent to SPD–“If a hospital would document a near miss or injury to a doctor due to a disposable sharp that was not properly disposed of, the same should be true for a decontaminator… All members of the perioperative continuum of care, regardless of their title, deserve the same level of protection from and follow-up to the dangers of contaminated sharps.”

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