Volume 28 No. 8

Report needle sticks

A one-page checklist should be filled out each time a sharp/needle is found in an inappropriate location, left unattended or disposed of improperly. The same form is used to report a needlestick injury.

The SHC Environmental Health and Safety Department explained that the form is a tool designed to track and consequently reduce needle stick injuries.

For questions, further information or to obtain forms, contact the EH&S Department at (650) 723-3177. Forms are also available on most patient care units.




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