Needlestick and Sharps Injuries: Risks, Management and Safety Protocols

Includes a Live Web Event on 03/15/2023 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

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Needlestick and Sharps Injuries: Risks, Management and Safety Protocols

OSHA estimates 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related occupations are at risk for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens annually, and approximately 385,000 needlestick and other sharps-related injuries are sustained by hospital healthcare workers alone. Studies estimate that between 600,000 and 800,000 needlestick and other percutaneous injuries occur annually to workers in medical and dental facilities and other healthcare settings. This 90-minute webinar will provide information on risks related to occupational sharps injuries as well as OSHA- and CDC-required safety protocols, including reporting, first aid, medical follow-up and serologic testing.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Determine risks related to occupational sharps injuries in the OMS setting.  
  2. Recognize the steps needed to manage an occupational sharps injury.  
  3. Implement written OSHA and CDC protocols for managing occupational sharps injuries.  
  4. Identify strategies for reducing occupational sharps injuries in the OMS practice.

Cancellation Policy: Registrants will receive a full refund up until the day before the event. No refund will be given for cancellation on the day of or after the event.

Katherine F. Schrubbe, PhD, MEd, RDH

Katherine Schrubbe is an independent consultant on OSHA and dental infection control. She earned a PhD and master’s degree in education at Marquette University and holds a Wisconsin dental hygienist license. She has served in corporate dentistry on an executive team and has extensive experience in dental education at Marquette University School of Dentistry. She served on the faculty and in clinic administration responsible for compliance, risk management and quality assurance. She is active in many professional organizations and committees, including the Wisconsin Dental Association and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention and serves as a member of the Wisconsin Dentistry Examining Board. She contributes to the scientific literature on OSHA and infection control topics, provides continuing education programs nationally and consults with private practices for required OSHA training and other compliance-related services.

Disclosures: No relevant conflict of interests were reported.

Continuing Education Provider Approval
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.

ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credit(s).

AGD - Accepted Program Provider
FAGD/MAGD Credit
11/1/22-12/31/26
Provider ID# 214680

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Faculty and Planner Disclosure
AAOMS Webinar: Needlestick and Sharps Injuries: Risks, Management and Safety Protocols
03/15/2023 at 1:00 PM (CDT)  |  90 minutes
03/15/2023 at 1:00 PM (CDT)  |  90 minutes
Post-Quiz - UPDATE
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
Evaluation
11 Questions
Certificate
1.50 CDE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CDE credits  |  Certificate available