Don’t Get Stuck: A Quality Improvement Project to Reduce Perioperative Blood-Borne Pathogen Exposure - Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety: Blood-borne pathogen exposure (BBPE) represents a significant safety and resource
burden, with more than 380,000 events reported annually across hospitals in the United
States. The perioperative environment is a high-risk area for BBPE, and efforts to
reduce exposures are not well defined. A multidisciplinary group of nurses, surgical
technologists, surgeons, and employee health specialists created a BBPE prevention
bundle to reduce Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable cases.