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Needlestick Injuries and Guidelines for Management

Needlestick Injuries and Guidelines for Management

Needlestick Injuries and Guidelines for Management

Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD
Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD
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Launch date: 13 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 14 Mar 2017

Reference: 172581

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Needlestick injuries are a major concern for all healthcare professionals. There are more than 10 million workers actively employed in the healthcare industry who come into regular contact with patients. Despite rigid adherence to universal precautions, needlestick injuries continue to occur, albeit at a low rate. The identification of HIV in the early 1980s heightened awareness of needlestick injuries. However, a bigger threat to healthcare professionals today is the risk of acquiring hepatitis B or hepatitis C through a needlestick. Once the wound site is cleaned, the prerequisite for starting postexposure prophylaxis for HIV with antiretrovirals is based on evaluating the risk by using the three-step process developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The purpose of this needlestick continuing education program is to provide pharmacists and pharmacy technicians guidelines about how to treat needlestick injuries. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
Explain how needlestick injuries occur and what infections can be acquired from a needlestick
Discuss the workup of a patient with a needlestick injury
List the current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for postexposure HIV and hepatitis B treatment after a needlestick
Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD

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Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD
on behalf of OnCourse Learning

ContinuingEducation.com features original, unbiased, and accredited courses on a broad range of topics designed to help advance your healthcare career. Backed by more than 30 years of experience, our content is the trusted source of continuing education for millions of professionals every year. Our top priority is to help you grow, develop, and never stop learning.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 75
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    Reference: 0513-0000-15-029-H04-P

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