Needlestick Damage Control 101: Tips for Transitioning to Safety Scalpels

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act was established in 2000 to address the exposure to bloodborne pathogens resulting from accidental sharps injuries in healthcare and other occupational settings. This act introduced an expansion of OSHA’s requirements for employers to establish programs to identify, evaluate, and implement safer devices and practices. The CDC estimates that approximately 62%-88% of these

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7 Simple Tips to Get an Accurate Blood Pressure Reading

Approximately one-third of US adults have hypertension, and more than two-thirds of this group are unaware they are affected. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is sometimes called “the silent killer” because high blood pressure frequently harms the body without causing visible symptoms. Left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to stroke, kidney damage, vision loss, memory loss, fluid in the lungs, angina, erectile dysfunction, peripheral artery disease, and damage to

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