Impact of safety needle devices on occupationally acquired needlestick injuries: a four-year prospective study.

@article{Adams2006ImpactOS,
  title={Impact of safety needle devices on occupationally acquired needlestick injuries: a four-year prospective study.},
  author={David H Adams and Tom S. J. Elliott},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2006},
  volume={64 1},
  pages={50-5}
}
A four-year prospective study was undertaken at the University Hospital Birmingham National Health Service Foundation Trust to evaluate the effect of the introduction of a range of safety hypodermic needle devices on the number of reported needlestick injuries (NSIs). Data on the number of reported NSIs for four clinical areas began in 2001. Following an enhanced sharps awareness strategy in 2002, the number of NSIs reduced from 16.9/100,000 devices used in 2001 to 13.9/100,000 devices (P=0.813… CONTINUE READING

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