3-Hour Boot Camp: Sharps Safety Program: Risks, Legal Concerns, Prevention & Management of Sharps Injuries

Duration: 3 Hours
Instructor: Angela Bazigos
Webinar Id: 801283


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In this 3 Hour Boot Camp Seminar Speaker will Discuss the components of a sharps safety program, This presentation emphasizes the techniques to prevent sharps injury in the healthcare setting and can also be modified to meet the needs of the individual work setting.


This bootcamp will teach you the risks with sharps injuries and how to prevent and manage sharps injuries. This sharps presentation provides the perioperative educator, manager, and staff RN with a complete presentation to educate healthcare team members on the importance of sharps safety in the healthcare setting. This presentation emphasizes the techniques to prevent sharps injury in the healthcare setting and can also be modified to meet the needs of the individual work setting.

Why should you Attend:

  • Identify the risks of bloodborne pathogen exposure
  • Discuss the Legal issues associated with this
  • Discuss the current status of multidisciplinary sharps safety initiatives
  • Discuss the components of a sharps safety program
  • Describe barriers to change
Assist you in defining & Implementing your own sharps safety program

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Assessment your facility's sharps injury prevention program
  • Facts, Legal Concerns & Care
  • Development and implementation of your planning and prevention activities
  • Implementation of your prevention interventions
    • Safer Sharps Devices
    • Safe Work Practices
    • Needle sticks & Disposal of Needles
  • Implementation of your post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) management interventions
  • Reporting sharps injuries
  • Healthcare Personnel Safety Reporting Plan
  • Evaluation of the impact of your prevention interventions

Who Will Benefit:
  • All Health Care Personnel,including
    • Emergency Care Providers
    • Laboratory Personnel
    • Autopsy Personnel
    • Hospital Employees
    • Interns
    • Medical Students
    • Nursing Staff and Students
    • Physicians
    • Surgeons
    • Dentists
    • Labor and Delivery Room Personnel
    • Laboratory Technicians
    • Health Facility Sanitary Staff
    • Clinical Waste Handlers
    • Health Care Professionals at all levels Who are at Risk
    • Hospitals & Healthcare Personnel
  • Pharma, Biotech, Medical Device Personnel dealing with patients
  • Regulatory Personnel e.g. FDA, HHS, OSHA etc.

Speaker Profile
Angela Bazigos is the CEO of Touchstone Technologies Inc. She has degrees in Microbiology and Computing and 40 years of experience in the Life Sciences, Healthcare & Public Health Services.

Experience combines Quality Assurance, Regulatory Compliance, Business Administration, Information Technology, Project Management, Clinical Lab Science, Microbiology, Food Safety & Turnarounds. Past employers / clients include Royal Berkshire Hospital, Roche, Novartis, Genentech, PriceWaterhouseCoopers & Stanford Hospital. Positions include Chief Compliance Officer,Director of QA and MIS Director. Co-authored & prototyped 21 CFR 11 guidance with FDA. Co-authored Computerized Systems in Clinical Research w/ FDA & DIA Patent on speeding up software compliance https://www.google.com/patents/US8266578.

Recently quoted in Wall Street Journal for using training to bring regulatory compliance to the Boardroom includes training for Society of Quality Assurance.

Comments / collaborates with FDA on new guidance documents. Former President of Pacific Regional Chapter of Society of Quality Assurance. Stanford's Who's Who for LifeSciences.

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