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MICHIGAN STATE REPRESENTATIVE KOWALL RECEIVES AWARD FOR PROMOTING HEALTHCARE WORKER SAFETY

March 24, 2015
LANSING—State Rep. Eileen Kowall, R-White Lake, was recognized  by the International Sharps Injury Prevention Society (ISIPS) and StaffAndPatientSafety.org for her work promoting staff and patient safety in health care.  
 
Sen. Kowall, joined by co-sponsors Representatives Hooker, Hovey-Wright and Slavens, offered House Resolution No. 11, A RESSOLUTION TO ENCOURAGE THE INCLUSION OF SYRINGE AND SCALPEL SAFETY SCORES IN HEALTH CARE FACILITY ACCREDITATION AUDITS.  
 
 
International Sharps Injury Prevention Society (ISIPS) and StaffAndPatientSafety.org are encouraged by the passing of this resolution. Healthcare facilities' utilization of sharps-related safety technologies can contribute to staff and patient safety.  With syringes causing 3.2 injuries and scalpels causing 662 injureis per 100,000 purchased it is imperative that everything be done to reduce these numbers.  Healthcare workers already face many occupational risks as they care for the sick and injured.  Healthcare facilities are encouraged to provide proper safety products to protect these brave healthcare workers. 
 
 
 
Photo caption: State Rep. Eileen Kowall, R-White Lake, (center) was recognized by the International Sharps Injury Prevention Society (ISIPS) and the StaffAndPatientSafety.org for her work promoting staff and patient safety in health care.  Dr. Michael Sinnott, co-founder of StaffAndPatientSafety.org, (left) and David W. Baetens, director of marketing for OakMed Products in Clarkston, presented the award to Kowall.