The International Sharps Injury Prevention Society (ISIPS) is proud to announce the upcoming 22nd Annual Sharps Injury Prevention Awareness Month, taking place in December 2023. This month-long event aims to raise awareness about the importance of using safety syringes to prevent needlestick injuries in healthcare settings.
Needlestick injuries, also known as sharps injuries, occur when a healthcare worker is accidentally punctured or cut by a used needle or other sharp medical device. These injuries can have serious consequences, including the transmission of bloodborne diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 2 million healthcare workers experience needlestick injuries every year, highlighting the urgent need for prevention measures.
ISIPS, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sharps injury prevention, has been at the forefront of advocating for the use of safety syringes. These devices are designed with features that prevent accidental needlestick injuries, such as retractable needles and needle shields. By using safety syringes, healthcare workers can significantly reduce their risk of sharps injuries and protect themselves from potential infections.
During the 22nd Annual Sharps Injury Prevention Awareness Month, ISIPS will be collaborating with healthcare organizations, government agencies, and other stakeholders to spread the message of sharps injury prevention. The society will be hosting educational events, sharing resources and best practices, and raising awareness through social media campaigns. Together, we can make a difference in preventing needlestick injuries and ensuring the safety of healthcare workers.
ISIPS invites everyone to join in this important cause and help spread the word about the importance of using safety syringes. By working together, we can create a safer and healthier environment for healthcare workers and patients alike. For more information about the 22nd Annual Sharps Injury Prevention Awareness Month, visit ISIPS’ website at www.isips.org. Let’s make December 2023 a month of sharps injury prevention!