AOHP EXPO-STOP blood-exposure survey is too large for one post – but here’s a sneak preview
The 2015 EXPO-STOP blood exposure survey of the Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP) will take several publications to convey all the data to readers – so Linda Good and I wanted to share the presentation we delivered at the Sept 2016 AOHP Conference in Myrtle Beach SC, USA.
In this 5th annual EXPO-STOP survey, 182 hospitals from 38 states participated – making it USA’s largest.
The PowerPoint covers: the 2015 EXPO-STOP national blood exposure incidence; proven strategies to reduce sharps injury (SI) incidence; and url’s of many resources
Take Home Messages …
- USA SI incidence is 2.1 per 100 FTE hospital staff – a significant decrease from 2.7 in 2001
- Nurses at 3.2 SI/100 FTE represent 46% of all reported SI (Drs 32%)
- Surgical SI = 38% of all SI reported
- But… this incidence means 320,000 HCW sustain SI annually – almost 1,000/day.
- Renewed focus on prevention strategies is needed
- Best practices include more effective Safety Devices, Competency training, Communication to all, Investigation, Engagement – particularly in OR.
Watch this Space! – the top proven SI prevention strategies will be published in JAOHP Winter Issue in March 2017