Preventing needlesticks in emergency medical system workers.

  title={Preventing needlesticks in emergency medical system workers.},
  author={Wayne F. Peate},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  volume={43 6},
  • Wayne F. Peate
  • Published 2001 in
    Journal of occupational and environmental…
Emergency medical system (EMS) workers frequently use sharp devices in injury-prone circumstances that involve limited visibility, confined spaces, rapidly moving vehicles, and uncooperative victims. This study examined the efficacy of an automatic self-retracting lancet in reducing needlestick injuries and related direct and indirect costs. Subjects were 477 active-duty EMS workers. Counseling, laboratory testing (hepatitis B and C, hepatic function enzymes, and human immunodeficiency virus… CONTINUE READING


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