A new report on health worker safety by Devex surveyed over 1,000 health care workers and interviewed 14 health practitioners and policy thought leaders on the barriers to and best practices in keeping health care workers protected from needlestick and other sharps-related injuries.
More than half of all hazardous drugs are products used to treat cancer. Potential side effects include hair loss, infertility, and miscarriages. Oncology nurses on the front-line are at high risk, so how should they be better protected?
Enforcement of policy and legislation, better surveillance and reporting systems, ongoing training, and promoting a culture of workplace safety were the key messages from experts speaking at the “Safety First: Moving the needle on health care worker safety” live event
In addition to the risk of contracting a bloodborne pathogen, health care workers suffering needle stick injuries often also face stigma — which can impact their health-seeking behavior. Devex asks a CDC adviser in Kenya why stigma is such a big problem and what can be done to combat it.
In low- and middle-income countries where health care resources are sparse and staff are stretched, how can health care workers adequately protect themselves from occupational illness, infection, or disease in a bid to further safeguard the health of the wider community?
Every day, health care workers around the world are at risk of contracting a bloodborne disease from unsafe needle or injection practices. Additionally, disease outbreaks resulting from injection device reuse remains a global problem. How is the global health community working to address these issues? Devex takes a closer look.
A strong and vibrant health care workforce is critical to keeping patients safe and is essential to achieving universal health coverage. Experts from the global health community weigh in on the steps needed to ensure health care worker safety.
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