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The Unfinished Agenda: Addressing the Challenges

Tuesday February 05, 2013
1:00 p.m. Eastern Time


As part of The Unfinished Agenda series of online events, Safe in Common is working with the nation's foremost experts to explore how the healthcare community is addressing the challenges to prevent the needlestick and sharps safety issues that plague our industry.

“The Unfinished Agenda: Addressing the Challenges” will explore operating room (OR) safety, selection criteria for sharps engineered devices, safety in non-acute areas, and how to use data to improve your exposure control plan. Industry thought leaders who will offer insight by participating in the conference include:
  • Mary Ogg, MSN, RN, CNOR and Perioperative Nursing Specialist from The Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
  • Angela Laramie, Epidemiologist with the Sharps Injury Surveillance Project in the Occupational Health Surveillance Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • June M. Fisher, MD, Clinical Professor in the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine
  • Elise Handelman, Former Director of the Office of Occupational Health Nursing at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Healthcare personnel are encouraged to attend to learn more about the evolution of this mission to unify the stakeholders who have an interest in talking about how we all approach needlestick safety and regulations. The panel of experts will examine needlestick and sharps safety as part of an important united push for all stakeholders to go beyond the status quo and create a safer environment of care.

This online conference will foster widespread industry awareness for safer working environments and examine resources and measures that can better promote and strengthen the Federal Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act.

The moderator of this event will be Dr. Mary Foley, PhD, RN, is the Safe in Common Chairperson. Dr. Foley is one of the world’s foremost experts on healthcare worker safety. She is the Director at the Center for Nursing Research and Innovation at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing. A registered nurse for more than 35 years, Dr. Foley was one of the first healthcare workers to combat the emerging HIV-AIDS epidemic during her work at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco during the 1980s.

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