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Ensuring the safety of patients and health care workers

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  1. Ensuring the safety of patients and health care workers Rudolph Cini First Vice President International Council of Nurses

  2. ICN Calls For:- • Appropriate national occupational health and safety legislation • Mechanisms for worker participation in monitoring and eliminating hazards • Sufficient resources

  3. Clinical Blood Safety • Safe and appropriate use of blood and blood products • Adequate waste disposal systems • Removal of incorrect and unsafe practices • Avoidance of financial costs and delays • Avoidance of risks to patient and health worker safety

  4. Safe Needle Devices • One in eight Health Care Workers experience needle stick injury potentially exposing them to serious or fatal infections • 12 billion injections each year • 30% of vaccine injections in developing countries thought unsafe

  5. Preventing Injury • Auto-destruct syringe • Needleless or Jet injection • Retractable needle • Protective sheath or Hinged re-cap

  6. Access to Protective Equipment • Safer needle devices • Impermeable gowns • Face shields • Eye protection • Leg and shoe coverings

  7. Caring For Carers • Wellness Centres • Mobile Nursing Libraries • Positive Practice Environments

  8. Thank You International Council of Nurses 3 Place Jean-Marteau Geneva, 1201 Switzerland