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This article describes an evaluation of seven sharp safety intravenous (IV) cannula devices in six Welsh NHS hospitals and the Welsh Ambulance Service. Products analysed included six passive devices designed to engage the safety feature automatically on withdrawal of the needle from the cannula and one active device that requires a button to be pressed to… (More)
Sharps injury and exposure to blood-borne viruses is an occupational hazard for healthcare professionals. This article describes an evaluation of three sharp safety hypodermic needle devices in six hospitals in Wales. User acceptability and performance was assessed.
This article describes an evaluation of three sharp safety blood evacuation devices in seven Welsh NHS boards and the Welsh Blood Service. Products consisted of two phlebotomy needles possessing safety shields and one phlebotomy device with wings, tubing and a retractable needle. The device companies provided the devices and appropriate training.… (More)
With increasing concerns of occupational exposure to bloodborne viruses in healthcare settings, NHS trusts are under pressure to consider opting for safer sharps devices that are designed to protect users from needlestick injuries. However, with an ever-increasing range of 'sharp safety' devices on the market, deciding what to purchase is a complex issue.… (More)
The moisturising properties of aloe vera have long been known. Examination gloves with aloe coatings are now available on the UK market for use in healthcare settings. This article examines the evidence surrounding the use of these gloves in the workplace to prevent dry, sore hands.