Saturday February 24th 2018

ANA president profiled

Karen Daley

Bethesda Magazine featured an in-depth profile of ANA President Karen Daley, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, in its May issue. In the article, Daley opens up about the needlestick injury that ended her career as an ED nurse, which was the impetus for her to become an advocate for workplace safety. The article details her diagnosis and treatment and her determination to educate others about the dangers of needlestick injuries. The piece also chronicles her work to help enact the “Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act” in November 2000. “For me to get involved in the policy arena allowed me to make sense out of a senseless thing,” Daley explained to the reporter.

“As ANA president, this is a natural progression for my advocacy work.” Daley admits that she still misses her former work as an ED nurse. “I’ve never gotten away from that in my heart and in my head.”

— Mary McNamara is the senior public relations specialist at ANA.

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