Little Over Half of Online Poll Respondents Were Aware of Laws Minimizing Needlestick and Sharps Injuries

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The American Nurses Association would like to thank its website visitors who participated in the November 2010 'Have Your Say' online poll. The poll asked respondents if they were aware of the law designed to help minimize needlestick and sharps injuries for health care workers.

According to the results, 45% reported not being aware while a slim majority reported that they were indeed aware such a law exists. The results were based on 651 online responses.

To participate in the new poll, go to the NursingWorld homepage and answer the new poll question under the section titled "HAVE YOUR SAY" at the bottom of the left margin. Polls are posted on a monthly basis, with results from the previous poll made available on the Nursing Insider and the poll results archives.

"Have Your Say" polls are snapshots taken during a brief period of time that reflect the views of users who choose to share their opinions on a variety of issues. The polls are not designed or intended to reflect a statistically valid representation of the population and should not be used as such. Data used to report the results were based on responses submitted between November 1 and November 30, 2010.