Blunt needles for the reduction of needlestick injuries during cesarean delivery: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Sullivan2009BluntNF,
  title={Blunt needles for the reduction of needlestick injuries during cesarean delivery: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Scott A Sullivan and Bridget Williamson and Lisa K Wilson and Jeffrey E. Korte and David E Soper},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={114 2 Pt 1},
  pages={211-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the rate of glove perforation as a proxy for needlestick injuries between blunt and sharp needles used during cesarean-delivery closure and to survey physician satisfaction with blunt needles. METHODS Patients requiring cesarean delivery were assigned randomly to receive closure with either blunt (study group) or sharp needles (control group). Patient demographics, operator experience, and other clinical variables were collected. Physicians reported any percutaneous… CONTINUE READING