Sharps Compliance has announced the essay topic for its semi-annual scholarship contest. Each semester Sharps awards $1,500, $1,000, and $750 scholarships to first, second, and third place winners, respectively.
Any U.S. or Canadian citizen studying healthcare at a university as a full-time undergraduate is eligible to apply. Applicants must submit an essay and completed application to [email protected] or mail to the address below:
ATTN: Michele Guzman
9220 Kirby Dr., Ste. 500
Houston, TX 77054
The Fall semester’s essay topic is below.
Topic: Single-Use Device Infections
Nosocomial infections, or HAI (hospital-acquired infections), pose both operational and legal issues for healthcare providers. The reuse of devices intended and engineered for single use is common, particularly with regards to expensive scopes utilized in diagnostic and interventional procedures. Nosocomial infections arising from the reuse of scopes is a well-documented problem, though the FDA allows for the reuse of such devices. Please explain which metrics healthcare providers and regulatory bodies should consider when weighing the cost-to-benefit implications in the reuse of single-use instruments.
The deadline to apply is Sunday, May 31, 2020, and the winners will be announced on Friday, June 19, 2020. For more information, visit our Scholarship page.