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2010-11-05 00:00:36

American Nurses Association President Leads Briefing on Continuing Threat from Sharp Object Injuries On 10th Anniversary of Needlestick Safety legislation, ANA says more still needs to be done Washington, DC (Vocus) November 4, 2010 Ten years ago, Congress passed the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, legislation aimed at protecting nurses and other health care professionals from being injured by needles and other sharp objects that can carry bloodborne infections.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.