Needlestick injuries in a major teaching hospital: the worthwhile effect of hospital-wide replacement of conventional hollow-bore needles.

@article{Whitby2008NeedlestickII,
  title={Needlestick injuries in a major teaching hospital: the worthwhile effect of hospital-wide replacement of conventional hollow-bore needles.},
  author={Michael R Whitby and Mary-Louise McLaws and K. Slater},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2008},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={180-6}
}
BACKGROUND Needlestick injury (NSI) with hollow-bore needles remains a significant risk of bloodborne virus acquisition in health care workers. The impact on NSI rates after substantial replacement of conventional hollow-bore needles with the simultaneous introduction of safety-engineered devices (SEDs) including retractable syringes, needle-free intravenous (IV) systems, and safety winged butterfly needles was examined in an 800-bed Australian university hospital. METHODS NSIs were… CONTINUE READING

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