When new products are introduced into the medical environment, the necessary education is best handled as a collaborative effort between the manufacturer and the institution purchasing the product. This education has been dramatically impacted by safety legislation and the advent of the safety-engineered devices that are now required as health care facilities work to protect health care workers from sharps injury and blood/body fluid exposure. The authors address this changing environment, as well as responsibilities for both the manufacturer and the facility when new products are introduced.

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