The first worker was flown back to England for monitoring after suffering a needle-stick
injury in Sierra Leone.
According to a recent survey, 99% of all surgeons have admitted experiencing needle-stick
injuries during his or her lifetime.
Radiometer's safePICO70 arterial blood gas syringes enable safe and simple, single-handed removal of needles, helping to eliminate needle-stick
The Nanopatch also offers a way to stop needle-stick
injuries during vaccination which again is a particularly important problem in Africa; with a third of vaccines affected by other complications brought about through cross contamination needle stick injury," he added.
During the late-1980s, however, another consideration was added to the anatomical consideration, namely the possibility of being infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as a result of an accidental needle-stick
Medical interns who work long shifts and late at night are at increased risk for needle-stick
injuries, according to a study in the Sept.
In the same issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Nemes and colleagues report a separate case of nosocomial dengue also transmitted by needle-stick
For the first time, the government is specifying the types of devices that should be used to reduce the risk of needle-stick
The Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, overseen by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, requires employers, including office-based physicians with at least 11 employees, to discuss safer devices with staff members who deliver patient care and potentially would be exposed to needle-stick
An estimated 20,000 needle-stick
injuries occur annually in the state, with as many as 1,000 people becoming infected with hepatitis C and HIV, among other diseases, because of them.
Of the seven police officers who acquired AIDS occupationally between 1981 and 1991, three absorbed infected blood through cuts, wounds, or scrapes on the skin; two from needle-stick
injuries; one from a blood transfusion; and one in undescribed circumstances.
syringes, scalpels) every year; with as many as five million needle-stick
injuries gone unreported.