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Exposure to pathogens in blood and other body fluids of patients is a daily risk for all healthcare workers. This DVD promotes the safety of healthcare workers. "Sharp Sense" is designed to lower the risk of consequences of exposure. It stresses three ways to increase the safety of workers in healthcare settings:
In addition to the full version of “Sharp Sense”, which lasts 17 minutes, there are two short versions, designed as web clips. “The Essential Sharp Sense” provides a brief overview of the main points of “Sharp Sense” in fewer than 4 minutes. “Preventing Hepatitis” addresses the specific need to vaccinate healthcare workers against Hepatitis A & B in fewer than 2 minutes.
The accompanying brochure is available below.
The "Sharp Sense" series of videos was produced by Public Services International with partial support from the PSI-affiliated unions ST and VISION of Sweden and JHL of Finland, and LO-TCO Bistandsnamnd and SASK, the international cooperation organisations of the Swedish and Finnish trade union movements.
We thank the staff and patients at Far East Rand, Germiston and Pelonomi Hospitals, PSI South African affiliates HOSPERSA, DENOSA and NEHAWU, PSI South Africa, and the World Health Organization.