Today is our second day at the National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition in Orlando. Several thousand critical care nurses continue to attend hundreds of educational and hands-on training sessions right here in one forum – it’s impressive!
We spoke with a group of critical care nurses from a hospital system in California. They shared with us their concerns about needlestick injuries from syringes. We discussed statistics about how hypodermic syringes / needles have the highest incident rate of needlestick injury, and chatted about key opinion leaders who are recommending injection devices with integrated passive safety systems. The nurses were very receptive and completely agreed with the need for this new technology.
Overall, NTI was a huge success. In addition to the great conversations we had and all of the wondeful people we met, we had more than 1,500 nurses take the Needlestick Safety Pledge!
Safe in Common is raising the hopes of healthcare personnel around the nation and uniting them behind the creation of a work environment free from the risk of needlestick injuries, one pledge at a time.