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Thursday, August 15, 2013
Sharps injuries
Teamwork is absolutely crucial in the OR. Each member of the OR team has a specific role that they must perform flawlessly. However, there are numerous hurdles that can hinder the team's performance, such as limited space, low lighting, individuals entering and leaving the OR, and passing around sharps.

Over 384,000 healthcare workers in the country suffer from sharps injuries annually. What are some of the practices your hospital employs to avoid these types of injuries?
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Elizabeth M. Thompson
Elizabeth M. Thompson is the Editor-In-Chief of OR Nurse 2012. She is also a Nursing Education Specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.