Needlestick Anniversary Briefing

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The American Nurses Association (ANA) would like to thank everyone who took part in the November 4th “10 Years after Legislation was Enacted, How Safe are Health Care Professionals from Sharps?” event at the National Press Club, either in person or via webcast. We appreciate your interest in this important topic. For those who were unable to participate, the webcast is currently available for viewing on

The ANA Safe Needles Save Lives website now has the following materials:

  • Toolkits for nurses and employers
  • A video message and letter from President Karen Daley
  • Safe Needles Save Lives brochure
  • ANA’s Needlestick Prevention Guide
  • A pledge for safe needle practices
  • Detailed summaries of the Safe Needlestick Law and OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standard
  • CE module “Needlestick Safety and Prevention”

ANA encourages you to share this information widely to educate all health care workers about the law and what they can do to prevent needlesticks and other sharps injuries.