Sharps injuries and their prevention: what the new European legislation may mean for palliative care services.

  • Janice Gabriel
  • Published 2012 in International journal of palliative nursing

Abstract

Approximately 3 million health-care workers throughout the world, and more than 1 million in Europe, experience a percutaneous injury each year as a result of accidents with needles or other sharps. The consequences of this can be devastating, ranging from fear, anxiety, discomfort, and embarrassment to contraction of blood-borne infections. A new European… (More)

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