Friday, June 21, 2013

Safer Needle Devices: Protecting Health Care Workers Continued

Where do most needlestick injuries occur?

 Location where puncture injuries and other blood exposures occurred, 1995

Which tasks involve the most injuries?

 The majority of needlesticks occor when health care workers:
  • Dispose of needles
  • Administer injections
  • Draw blood
  • Recap needles
  • Handle trash and dirty linens
When do needlesticks happen?

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