Perioperative Safety

ORDx+Rx’s Sharon A. McNamara BSN, MS, RN, CNOR, was quoted in a recent OR Today cover story: Sharps Safety: Injuries Remain a Sticking Point in 2020. The article highlighted that needlestick and sharps injuries remain a serious problem twenty years after the Federal Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act of 2000 was passed.  Ms. McNamara discussed research “indicating that a surgeon will sustain a sharps injury during approximately one in every 10 procedures. “These injuries most often occur when surgeons are using suture needles and scalpels,”’ she said in the article.