Implement EPINet® at Your Healthcare Facility

EPINet healthcare worker safety training in Riyadh

The International Safety Center provides EPINet training across the United States and around the world.

The International Safety Center invites you to join the effort to improve worker safety in healthcare settings.

The Center will be expanding its healthcare data surveillance network. Let us know if your facility would like to contribute your data to our network. If not, you are encouraged to use EPINet® report forms and software for your own internal surveillance, incident reporting, recordkeeping, and data analysis free of charge.

 

What Can I Do with EPINet®?

EPINet® allows you to improve the safety and health of your workers by helping you to measure, monitor, and analyze needlesticks and sharps injuries and occupational exposures to blood and body fluids.

You can:

  • Identify needlestick and sharps injuries that may be prevented with the use of engineering controls, including safety medical devices
  • Identify blood and body fluid exposures that may be prevented with the use of engineering controls or personal protective equipment
  • Share and compare blood and body fluid exposure information, as well as successful exposure prevention measures with other institutions
  • Evaluate the efficacy of new devices designed to prevent sharps injuries and blood and body fluid exposures
  • Target high-risk devices and procedures for intervention
  • Analyze needlestick injury and blood and body fluid exposure frequencies by attributes like jobs, devices, and procedures
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual blood and body fluid exposure reports
  • Follow post-exposure testing of exposed healthcare workers

Furthermore, the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act of 2000 and the 2001 revised Bloodborne Pathogens Standard require healthcare facilities to maintain a Sharps Injury Log. The log must include, at a minimum, the type and brand of medical device involved in the needlestick exposure incident, the department where the exposure occurred, and an explanation of how it occurred.

EPINet® for Access® meets all of these requirements.

NOTE: EPINet® reporting forms are compatible with NIOSH’s Occupational Health and Safety Network (OHSN).  If you need assistance transmitting your data to OHSN using EPINet®, please contact us so that we can help.

 

EPINet® for Healthcare Systems

EPINet® can be used as a hospital or clinic’s stand-alone program or across an entire healthcare system or Integrated Delivery Network.

If you wish to develop a system-wide EPINet® program, ask us to help you create your very own EPINet® network for all facilities within your system. This will allow you to share data and compare each facility to the next. EPINet® reports and software will allow you to capture and share your own data and measure your successes over time.

Download the Network Administrator’s manual for step-by-step instructions on how to manage your EPINet network data.

 

How Can I Order EPINet®?

If you are interested in joining our EPINet® Network, please contact us to find out how.

If you are interested in using EPINet® for your own internal surveillance, please contact Ginger Parker to receive your FREE EPINet® software program and manual:

p. 434-962-3470
e. Ginger.Parker@internationalsafetycenter.org

Please note: We also offer EPINet®-OR, a version of EPINet® designed specifically for the surgical setting. This program is suitable for both inpatient and outpatient surgical settings, as well as labor and delivery suites.

 

Technical Support for EPINet®

Free technical support is available to all EPINet® program users. Please contact Ginger Parker at:

p. 434-962-3470
e. Ginger.Parker@internationalsafetycenter.org

 

Download EPINet® Resources

To begin, download your EPINet® manual and report forms.

We also offer report forms in multiple languages for our international participants.

Key:
SOI = Needlestick and Sharp-Object Injury Report
BBF = Blood and Body Fluid Report
PEF = Post-Exposure Follow-up Report

Africa SOI BBF PEF
Argentina SOI BBF PEF
Australia/New Zealand SOI BBF PEF
Austria SOI BBF PEF
Belgium (French version) SOI BBF PEF
Belgium (Dutch version) SOI BBF PEF
Brazil SOI BBF PEF
Canada (English) SOI BBF PEF
Canada (French) SOI BBF PEF
Chile SOI BBF PEF
Colombia SOI BBF PEF
China SOI BBF PEF
Croatia SOI BBF PEF
Czech Republic SOI BBF PEF
Democratic Republic of Congo (French) SOI BBF PEF
Denmark SOI BBF PEF
Egypt SOI BBF PEF
Finland SOI BBF PEF
Hong Kong SOI BBF PEF
India SOI BBF PEF
Ireland SOI BBF PEF
Kuwait SOI BBF PEF
Mexico SOI BBF PEF
Netherlands (The) SOI BBF PEF
Norway SOI BBF PEF
Peru SOI BBF PEF
Poland SOI BBF PEF
Poland [EPINet-OR] SOI BBF PEF
Russia SOI BBF PEF
Saudi Arabia SOI BBF PEF
Slovakia SOI BBF PEF
Slovenia SOI BBF PEF
Sweden SOI BBF PEF
Sweden [EPINet-OR] SOI BBF PEF
Turkey SOI BBF PEF
Taiwan SOI BBF PEF
United Kingdom SOI BBF PEF
Uruguay SOI BBF PEF
Venezuela SOI BBF PEF

Note about downloading EPINet® forms: These forms may be freely copied and distributed for non-commercial use in healthcare facilities. All forms must include our copyright statement.

EPINet® forms are available as PDF files; you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.