Leveraging Partnerships to Reduce Insulin Needlestick Injuries
Method of Participation
Please complete the below steps to receive your CE certificate. This program will be available during the period November 2022 through April 2023.
1) Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures below
2) Study the educational activity i.e., watch the video program
3) Click this link to access the evaluation form and CE certificate - https://www.cmesurvey.site/NeedlestickInjury
4) Complete the evaluation form and download the CE certificate. (The link will be active until April 31, 2023.)
Release Date: November 2022
Expiration Date: April 31, 2023
Estimated time to complete activity: 1 Hour
This activity is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and Paradigm LTC.
To contact Medical Education Resources (MER) please call 800-421-3756
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Embecta (Formerly a part of BD).
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of Infection Preventionist and Nursing Staff involved in the care of patients with need for insulin injections.
Statement of Need/Program Overview
The purpose of this accredited video program (1 HR) CE is to help reduce the frequency of needlestick injuries in acute treatment settings.
More specifically, Insulin administration in acute settings usually involves syringes, which present additional risk of needlestick injury for nursing staff. Lack of knowledge on the selection and use of the most current safety engineered devices along with a general lack of knowledge and continuous training on proper insulin injection techniques creates an increased risk for needle stick injuries. Needlestick injuries to nursing staff creates physical, emotional and financial burdens.
This panel discussion video program reviews a real-world case study on a recent system wide initiative at Intermountain Health, which helped in the reduction of needlestick injuries as well as direct and indirect costs.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
Anticipate high-risk situations for needlestick injury
Evaluate and select the most current safety engineered devices to meet the needs of their treatment setting
Understand proper safe insulin injection techniques i.e., one handed no pinch up
Beth Ann Friel, MSN, RN – Intermountain Healthcare
Chris Jones, MHA, RN – Intermountain Healthcare
Cole M. Smith, MBA, CPSM – Intermountain Healthcare
Richard Stefanacci DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD - Faculty, Thomas Jefferson College of Population Health
Overview of the prevalence of needlestick injuries during insulin administration
Background on Intermountain Healthcare and the Impact of needlestick injuries across their system
Designing the nurse-led quality improvement project
How the project was conducted, from safety engineered devices through training
Discussing the results of this nurse-led quality improvement project
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
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The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:
Beth Ann Friel, MSN, RN - No financial relationships to disclose
Chris Jones, MHA, RN - No financial relationships to disclose
Cole M. Smith, MBA, CPSM - No financial relationships to disclose
Richard Stefanacci DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD - No financial relationships to disclose
The content managers reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:
Paradigm LTC. - No financial relationships to disclose
Planners at Medical Education Resources - No financial relationships to disclose
The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Medical Education Resources, Paradigm LTC, and/or Embecta. The authors have disclosed if there is any discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA in their presentations. Before prescribing any medicine, primary references and full prescribing information should be consulted. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Education Resources Inc. (MER) and Paradigm LTC. MER is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team
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This CE activity provides 1 contact hours of continuing nursing education.
Medical Education Resources is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299, for 1 contact hours.
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