• intravenous
  • Those workers who had a high degree of experience in universal precautions were more likely to use gloves when anticipating blood contact, and were less likely to recap a needle after an intravascular injection or after the drawing of a blood gas sample or even injecting medication into an intravenous line. (cdc.gov)
  • When drawing blood, administering an intramuscular or intravenous drug, or performing any procedure involving sharps, accidents can occur and facilitate the transmission of blood-borne diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • needle
  • A needlestick injury, percutaneous injury, or percutaneous exposure incident is the penetration of skin by a needle or other sharp object, which was in contact with blood, tissue, or other body fluid before the exposure. (wikipedia.org)
  • infectious
  • The Bloodborne Pathogens Universal Precautions Signs covers the universal precautions for the occupationally exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials. (blogspot.com)
  • Though the acute physiological effects of a needlestick injury are generally negligible, these devices can transmit blood-borne diseases, placing those exposed at increased risk of contracting infectious diseases, such as hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). (wikipedia.org)