*  Capping Needlestick Injuries
Recognize that needlestick injuries can also cause significant psychological distress, even if the injury doesn't result in ... Nearly 400,000 U.S. healthcare workers experience accidental needlestick injuries every year - with some estimating an even ... Most needlestick injuries result from unsafe needle devices rather than carelessness by health care workers. We know that safer ... Last week I talked with someone who had just experienced a needlestick injury at work. She was devastated, embarrassed and ...
  http://www.ohsu.edu/blogs/croet/2014/02/21/capping-needlestick-injuries/
*  Indmedica - Indian Journal of Community Medicine
The risk of accidental needlestick injuries is great during invasive procedures such as collection of blood and giving ... When enquired as to what they would do after an accidental needlestick injury, 74 (82.2%) of the third year students said they ... The risk of HIV transmission through accidental needlestick injury does exist though the risk is low. Universal biosafety ... The remaining 17 (5.8%) were not aware as to what should be done after an accidental needlestick injury. ...
  http://www.indmedica.com/journals.php?journalid=7&issueid=26&articleid=263&action=article
*  Exposure Control Plan | Environmental Health & Safety | Albert Einstein College of Medicine
They are usually infected through contact with bloodborne pathogens and accidental needlestick injuries. ... Warning tags must be used to prevent accidental injury or illness to employees who are exposed to equipment or operations which ... Needlestick injuries often occur when cleaning or disposing of sharp instruments and needles. Used needles should not be ... When healthcare workers have been infected with HIV or HBV on the job, it has usually been through accidental needlesticks or ...
  http://www.einstein.yu.edu/administration/environmental-health-safety/documents/exposure-control-plan.aspx
*  B. Braun to Showcase Its Safety-Engineered IV Therapy Portfo... ( BETHLEHEM Pa. Sept. 9 2013 / R...)
... needlestick (sharps)...,B.,Braun,to,Showcase,Its,Safety-Engineered,IV,Therapy,Portfolio,at,AVA,medicine,advanced medical ... which reduces the risk of accidental needlestick injuries. Input from clinicians provided the basis for the CARESITE design. ... which is designed with innovative passive-safety features to help eliminate accidental needlestick injury -- effortlessly. From ... feature is designed to help reduce catheter occlusions while preventing healthcare workers from accidental needlestick injuries ...
  http://www.bio-medicine.org/medicine-technology-1/B--Braun-to-Showcase-Its-Safety-Engineered-IV-Therapy-Portfolio-at-AVA-35483-1/
*  Kendall MONOJECT MAGELLAN Safety Needles - Allegro Medical Supplies
The easy one handed design and robust safety shield ensure the clinician is protected against any exposures from sharps injury. ... Safety Needles are needle based safety devices that protect the healthcare worker from accidental needle stick injuries. ... MAGELLAN Safety Needles are needle based safety devices that protect the healthcare worker from accidental needlestick injuries ... The easy one handed design and robust safety shield ensure the clinician is protected against any exposures from sharps injury. ...
  https://www.allegromedical.com/syringes-c570/monoject-magellan-safety-needles-23g-x-1-p560788.html
*  Hiv - Best all time threads. - Evolution Fairytale Forum
... then you'd expect to see AIDS in accidental injuries.. By needlestick injuries, I'm referring to accidental punctures among ... needlestick injury' any different from shared-needle multi-person usage?? One is intentional while the other is accidental, ... needlestick injury' any different from shared-needle multi-person usage?? One is intentional while the other is accidental, but ... This is in contrast to Hepatitis B, which is seen in at least a couple of thousand needlestick injuries annually.. Aha! - But ...
  http://evolutionfairytale.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=1044&st=0&p=10365
*  Occupational injury - Wikipedia
Accidental injection or needlestick injuries are a common injury that plague agriculture workers and veterinarians. The ... In 2013/2014, an estimated 629,000 injuries occurred at work. Of these injuries 629,000 injuries, 203,000 led to more than 3 ... Due to the wide variety of biologics used in animal agriculture, needlestick injuries can result in bacterial or fungal ... Due to daily human-animal interactions, livestock related injuries are also a prevalent injury of agriculture workers, and are ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupational_injury
*  Closure of minor skin wounds with staples
... staples may be safer because the risk of accidental needle-stick injury is eliminated [9]. ... For these injuries, randomized trials suggest that closure of scalp wounds with staples is faster and less costly than with ... Injury 1989; 20:347.. *Ritchie AJ, Rocke LG. Staples versus sutures in the closure of scalp wounds: a prospective, double-blind ... Injury 1989; 20:217.. *McNamara R, DeAngelis M. Laceration repair with sutures, staples, and wound closure tapes. In: Textbook ...
  https://www.uptodate.com/contents/closure-of-minor-skin-wounds-with-staples
*  Safety syringe - Wikipedia
... retracts into the barrel following injection to protect healthcare workers and others from accidental needlestick injuries. ... "Health Care Worker Health and Safety: Preventing Needlestick Injury and Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens" (PDF). ... The direct cost of needlestick injuries was calculated in a recent study to be between $539 and $672 Million US Dollars[ ... "OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURES TO BLOOD AND BODY FLUIDS RECOMMENDED PRACTICES FOR PREVENTING HOLLOW-BORE NEEDLESTICK INJURIES" (PDF). ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safety_syringe
*  BD Announces U.S. Launch of BD Vacutainer® Push Button Blood Collection Set with Pre-Attached Holder
The ready-to-use product has been designed to help protect healthcare workers from accidental needlestick injuries (NSIs) ... Safety - pre-attached holder covers the holder end of the needle, reducing the risk of injury ... "The pre-attached holder provides additional protection from tube holder-end needlestick injuries. When used as intended, this ...
  https://www.mdtmag.com/news/2010/06/bd-announces-us-launch-bd-vacutainer%C3%A3%E2%80%9A%C2%AE-push-button-blood-collection-set-pre-attached-holder
*  Ebola virus disease in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia
... contracted Ebola in an accidental needlestick injury from a contaminated needle while handling samples from Africa. He was ... Healthcare workers who sustained needlestick injuries in January 2015 while caring for Ebola patients were put under medical ... "Second UK military Ebola worker flies back home after needlestick injury". The Guardian. 2 February 2015. "How the UK ... "Ebola: military healthcare worker returns to UK after needle injury". The Guardian. 31 January 2015. " ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebola_virus_disease_in_the_United_Kingdom
*  US20150119875A1 - Method and apparatus for sparing pain conducting nerves during renal denervation - Google Patents
... keeping the needles exposed and potentially allowing accidental needlestick injuries to occur. For either the renal denervation ... Since the 1930s it has been known that injury or ablation of the sympathetic nerves in or near the outer layers of the renal ... The depth of 2-6 mm deep relative to the IEL will minimize intimal and medial renal artery injury. The normal thickness of the ... This type of energy applied within the renal artery, and with transmural renal artery injury, may lead to late stenosis, ...
  https://patents.google.com/patent/US20150119875A1/en
*  Sharps waste - Wikipedia
Contrasts between the industrialized and developing world segment can be seen in accidental needle stick injuries. These occur ... The containers should be visible in any areas that sharps are used and be placed in such degree that spillage and injury will ... Needles should never be pushed or forced into the container, as damage to the container and/or needlestick injuries may result ... Safety syringes help reduce occurrences of accidental needlesticks. One of the most recent developments has been the auto- ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharps_waste
*  LiftLoc® Safety Infusion Set | Port Access Needles | Bard Access Systems
The lifted position of the wings locks the needlepoint into a safe position to protect you from accidental needlestick injuries ... Safety feature covers needlepoint to reduce risk of injury and exposure to bloodborne pathogens ...
  https://bardaccess.com/products/infusion/liftloc
*  Needle-stick injury | definition of needle-stick injury by Medical dictionary
What is needle-stick injury? Meaning of needle-stick injury medical term. What does needle-stick injury mean? ... Looking for online definition of needle-stick injury in the Medical Dictionary? needle-stick injury explanation free. ... needlestick. , needle-stick, needle-stick injury (nēd′ĕl-stik″) Accidental penetration of the skin by any sharp object used in ... determine the incidence of needle-stick injuries amongst student nurses and the actions taken following a needle-stick injury. ...
  http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/needle-stick+injury
*  Patent US5256153 - Hypodermic needle guard and method to prevent needle stick injuries - Google Patents
The tip of the needle is thereby shielded, preventing accidental sticks. ... A needle guard and a method to prevent needle stick injuries are disclosed, for use with a hypodermic syringe or other ... and accounted for 35 percent of the total number of needle-stick injuries from all sources. See Rates of Needle-Stick Injury ... In one study of needle-stick injuries published recently, disposable syringes were involved in 6.9 needle-stick injuries per ...
  http://www.google.com/patents/US5256153?dq=5,687,325
*  SWABBABLE NEEDLE-FREE INJECTION PORT VALVE SYSTEM WITH ZERO FLUID DISPLACEMENT - Patent application
Although hepatitis B and C are still the leading concern among healthcare professionals via an accidental needlestick injury, ... comfortable that they are protected from accidental needlestick injuries when they use these types of safety injection port ... 0007]Since the mid 1980's, various design innovations have solved the accidental needlestick injury crisis among healthcare ... healthcare provider via an accidental needlestick injury, a major change within the medical device industry has taken place. ...
  http://www.patentsencyclopedia.com/app/20090200504
*  Scalpel - Wikipedia
Scalpel blade injuries are among the most frequent sharps injuries, second only to needlesticks. Scalpel injuries make up 7 ... "Needlestick and Sharp-Object Injury Report. US EPINet Network". Advances in Exposure Prevention. 7 (4): 44-45. 2005. Fuentes, H ... According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 1,000 people each day are subject to accidental needle ... "Sharps Injury Prevention Workbook". Cdc.gov (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention). Sinnott M.; Wall D. (2007). "'SCALPEL ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalpel
*  Injection (medicine) - Wikipedia
This reduces the risk of accidental needle sticks and exposure to other people.[citation needed] 40% of injections worldwide ... which exposes healthcare workers and the community to the risk of needle stick injuries. In some countries, unsafe disposal can ... cnidocyte cels in the animals called cnidaria stinging nettles Dart injection Jet injector Injection port Needlestick injury ... Such infections are also referred to as needlestick infections. Many species of animals, and some stinging plants, have ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Injection_(medicine)
*  Needle exchange programme - Wikipedia
... and lack of a national program to track needle stick injuries. Community concern about discarded needles and needle stick ... Police also reported anxiety about accidental needle sticks and acquiring communicable diseases from IDUs, but were not trained ... Covered topics included the public health rationale behind NEPs (71%), police occupational health (67%), needle stick injury ( ... Beletsky L, Burris S, Macalino GE (2005). "Attitudes of Police Officers Towards Syringe Access, Occupational Needle-Sticks, and ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Needle_exchange_programme
*  Needlestick injury - Wikipedia
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. Occupational needlestick injuries primarily affect healthcare workers, who make up 80% of needlestick injuries in the United States. Various other occupations are also at increased risk of needlestick injury, including law enforcement, laborers, tattoo artists, food preparers, and agricultural workers. 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 ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Needlestick_injury
*  Reduction of needlestick injuries in healthcare personnel using safety devices
Intravenous literature: Hoffmann, C., Buchholz, L. and Schnitzler, P. (2013) Reduction of needlestick injuries in healthcare personnel at a university hospital using safety devices. Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology. 8(20).. Abstract:. BACKGROUND: Healthcare personnel (HCP) is exposed to bloodborne pathogens through occupational risk factors. The objective of this study was to compare the incidence of needlestick injuries (NSIs) before and after the introduction of safety devices in all departments of our hospital.. METHODS: Data was extracted from mandatory needlestick report forms of the hospital's Occupational Health Service. Serological results of patients and healthcare personnel (HCP) were reviewed in the laboratory information system.. RESULTS: In 2007, the year before the introduction of safety devices, 448 needlestick ...
  http://www.ivteam.com/intravenous-literature/reduction-of-needlestick-injuries-in-healthcare-personnel-using-safety-devices/
*  NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search - 20031886 - Work schedule, needle use, and needlestick injuries among registered nurses.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between working conditions and needlestick injury among registered nurses. We also describe needle use and needlestick injuries according to nursing position, workplace, and specialty. DESIGN: Three-wave longitudinal survey conducted between November 2002 and April 2004. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A probability sample of 2,624 actively licensed registered nurse
  https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/nioshtic-2/20031886.html
*  Experts warn over needlestick risk - Dentistry.co.uk
The new EU Directive on needlestick safety that aims to crack down on the one million needlestick injuries each year in Europe may protect dentists from more than a simple scratch.. The new UK legislation requires healthcare professionals to assess the risk of needlestick injuries and control it - but many are cyncial about the risks.. Unless practititoners can be certain patients are not infected with a blood-borne virus, sustaining a needlestick injury can be a risk and having effective protocols in place to enable staff to act quickly is essential.. The threat of infection from viruses such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV may not be at the forefront of many practitioners' minds but it's important to be aware of the facts, say experts at Dentists' Provident.. In 2012, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) revealed that ...
  http://www.dentistry.co.uk/2013/05/02/experts-warn-over-needlestick-risk/
*  NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search - 20040916 - Provision and use of safety-engineered medical devices among home care and hospice...
BACKGROUND: Nurses who provide care in the home are at risk of blood exposure from needlesticks. Using safety-engineered medical devices reduces the risk of needlestick. The objectives of this study were to assess provision of safety devices by home care and hospice agencies as well as the use of these devices by home care and hospice nurses in North Carolina, and to examine the association betwee
  https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/nioshtic-2/20040916.html
*  Needlestick injury quality improvement initiative reviewed
Abstract:. Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust introduced sharp-safe needles in January 2013; these became a part of general practice by April 2013. A service evaluation was undertaken to investigate whether the introduction of sharp-safe needles had reduced the incidence of needlestick injuries. Results showed that 608 percutaneous injuries were sustained during the use and disposal of sharps between April 2010 and March 2014. A total of 122 injuries occurred following the introduction of the new sharp-safe needles (2013-2014), which was a 26% reduction compared with the previous year (2012-2013, n = 165). These results could mean that the sharp-safe needles reduced the rate of injuries. A definitive evaluation of the effectiveness of the sharp-safe needles was not possible given the limited data available since their introduction.. Thank you to our partners for supporting IVTEAM ...
  http://www.ivteam.com/intravenous-literature/needlestick-injury-quality-improvement-initiative-reviewed/
*  Reducing needlestick injuries
Intravenous literature: Gabriel, J. (2009) Reducing needlestick and sharps injuries among healthcare workers. Nursing Standard. 23(22), p.41-4.. Abstract:. The risk of needlestick or sharps-related injuries to healthcare staff with statistical data about numbers of injuries, and how blood-borne viruses can be transmitted. Prevention and management of sharps injuries is discussed.. More IV news at IVTEAM ...
  http://www.ivteam.com/intravenous-literature/reducing-needlestick-injuries/
*  Needlestick Injury | World Gastroenterology Organisation
The WGO Global Guideline on Needlestick Injury and Accidental Exposure to Blood is available in English, French, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
  http://www.worldgastroenterology.org/guidelines/global-guidelines/needlestick-injury/
*  How to Protect Yourself from Needlestick Injuries at Work
... Whenever a needle or other sharp device is exposed in the workplace, injuries can occur. Data from National Surveillance System for Healthcare Workers (NaSH) shows that...
  https://www.wikihow.com/Protect-Yourself-from-Needlestick-Injuries-at-Work
*  Personnel health service infection control policies and practices regarding accidental needlestick injuries in selected South...
Personnel health service infection control policies and practices regarding accidental needlestick injuries in selected South African ...
  https://repository.up.ac.za/handle/2263/27294
*  Needlestick injuries beef up syringe market - QD Syringe Systems®
Needlestick injuries beef up syringe market By Wai Lang Chu, According to a new report, the market for needle-free injection devices and safety syringes will…
  http://qdsyringesystems.com/forum/topics/needlestick-injuries-beef-up
*  Outcome of needlestick injuries in developing countries
Abstract:. This cross-sectional study was conducted on 371 health care workers working in government hospitals in the Northern Khorasan province of Iran. Exposure to sharp objects was 44% and 31% of participants had a history of being in contact with blood or body fluids of patients. Among health care workers who had needlestick injuries, 82 had a positive hepatitis B surface antibody titer measured after injury.. Thank you to our partners for supporting IVTEAM ...
  http://www.ivteam.com/intravenous-literature/outcome-of-needlestick-injuries-in-developing-countries/
*  Kitchen porter awarded compensation following needlestick injury
A kitchen porter has successfully pursued a claim for compensation after suffering a needlestick injury whilst at work.. Our client was clearing away food trays from a hospital ward when he felt a sharp pain in his middle finger. He discovered that that he had been pricked by a needle that had not been properly disposed of. He was immediately seen by an occupational health professional and received a Hepatitis B vaccination and anti-viral treatment.. He also underwent tests for HIV but later received the all-clear from any infection. His employer accepted liability for the incident. Following the injury he contacted our specialist personal injury solicitors who successfully pursued a compensation claim on his behalf. He was awarded damages for the pain and considerable stress that he suffered.. ...
  http://www.clearanswers.co.uk/news/kitchen-porter-compensation-needlestick-injury.htm
*  Weekly dilemma... Needlestick injuries in the workplac | Personnel Today
I run a funeral home and one of our employees accidentally jabbed himself while embalming, on a body that turned out to be HIV positive. What are the legal implications and how can I stop this happening again?. It is very important that you assist your employee at an early stage. Consider providing counselling as the employee may be suffering from anxiety as a result of the incident.. You must contact your insurers and notify them of a potential employer's liability claim against you. They will put in hand any legal defence you may have if your employee does decide to bring a claim against you. Whether or not you have a sustainable defence will depend on what practices and procedures you had in place at the time of the accident - highlighting the need for thorough risk assessment.. Guidance for prevention of needlestick injuries can be obtained from the National Health Service. There are no recognised national standards for embalming. It is, ...
  https://www.personneltoday.com/hr/weekly-dilemma-needlestick-injuries-in-the-workplac/
*  Operator safety - prevent needlestick injuries
Increase operator safety with Radiometer's series of analyzers and blood gas syringes. Deliver safer patient care without the risk of needlestick injuries
  https://www.radiometer.com/en/clinical-settings/how-can-we-help/operator-safety
*  From the CDC: CDC urges caution to reduce workplace needlestick injuries | The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
From the CDC: CDC urges caution to reduce workplace needlestick injuries. J Am Osteopath Assoc 1999;99(12):609. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.1999.99.12.608e.. Download citation file:. ...
  http://jaoa.org/article.aspx?articleid=2505231
*  Needlestick Stock Photos and Images. 6 Needlestick pictures and royalty free photography available to search from thousands of...
Download Needlestick images and photos. Over 6Needlestick pictures to choose from, with no signup needed. Download in under 30 seconds.
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*  Engineer Seeks Funding for Needle Stick Injury Prevention Campaign | Jan 7, 2014 - ReleaseWire
Press Release issued Jan 7, 2014: Needle stick injuries are a costly and dangerous health risk for health workers worldwide. Mechanical design engineer, Stephen Bartlett believes there is a solution and has introduced a needle stick injury prevention campaign on indiegogo.com.
  http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/engineer-seeks-funding-for-needle-stick-injury-prevention-campaign-427068.htm
*  Psychological impact of needlestick injuries among health care workers
Methods: This qualitative analysis was performed with 15 health care workers who experienced NSIs. Data were collected using face-to-face interviews. The study subjects were asked the following: please describe the psychologic discomfort that you experienced after the NSI incidence. Data were evaluated by qualitative content analysis.. Results: Types of psychologic discomfort after NSI among health care workers included anxiety, anger, and feelings of guilt. Some personnel adopted active coping strategies, such as seeking first aid or reporting the incident to a monitoring system, whereas others used passive coping methods, such as avoidance of reporting the incident, vague expectancy to have no problems, and reliance on religious beliefs. Recommended support strategies to improve the prevention of NSIs were augmenting employee education and increasing recognition of techniques for avoiding NSIs.. Conclusion: Medical institutions need to provide employees with repeated education so that they are ...
  http://www.ivteam.com/intravenous-literature/psychological-impact-of-needlestick-injuries-among-health-care-workers/
*  Staff Education Tool: Sample Worksheet for Estimating the Annual and Average Cost of Needlesticks and Other Sharps-Related...
Included in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Workbook for Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Sharps Injury Prevention Program is a sample worksheet is designed to assist healthcare organizations in estimating the annual and average cost to their organization of needlesticks and other sharps injuries.
  https://www.beckersasc.com/asc-accreditation-and-patient-safety/staff-education-tool-sample-worksheet-for-estimating-the-annual-and-average-cost-of-needlesticks-and-other-sharps-related-injuries.html
*  Risk assessment of needlestick injuries | Mölnlycke Health Care
To avoid danger and to reduce risks, healthcare practitioners must be familiar with the kind of risks involved in needlestick and sharps injuries....
  http://www.molnlycke.sg/blog/risk-assessment-needlestick-injuries/
*  Risk factors associated with needlestick injuries
METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed in 247 Thai hospitals. Questionnaires eliciting demographic data and information on injury occurrence and risk factors were distributed to 2500 operating room nurses, and 2031 usable questionnaires were returned, for a response rate of 81.2%. Adjusted odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using multiple logistic regression analysis.. RESULTS: The prevalence of NSIs, SIs, and BBFEs was 23.7%, 9.8%, and 40.0%, respectively. Risk factors for NSIs were training without practice (OR, 1.67; 95% CI, 1.29-2.17), haste (OR, 4.81; 95% CI, 3.41-6.79), lack of awareness (OR, 1.36; 95% CI, 1.04-1.77), inadequate staffing (OR, 1.60; 95% CI, 1.21-2.11), and outdated guidelines (OR, 1.69; 95% CI, 1.04-2.74). One risk factor was identified for SIs: haste (OR, 2.43; 95% CI, 1.57-3.76). Risk factors for BBFEs were long working hours per week (OR, 2.07; 95% CI, 1.06-4.04), training without practice (OR, 1.55; 95% CI, 1.25-1.91), haste ...
  http://www.ivteam.com/intravenous-literature/risk-factors-associated-with-needlestick-injuries/
*  Impact of infection control activities on the rate of needle stick injuries at a tertiary care hospital of Pakistan over a...
This study shows significant fall in the incidents of NSI. Apparent number of NSIs remained unchanged from 2002 to 2005. However, a sharp decline in the rate was noticed in the year 2006-07. Initially, it was presumed that maybe strategies adopted by infection control committee improved awareness and therefore the reporting. However, by relating and comparing the rates of years 2002 and 2006 with various activities directly linked with NSIs such as hospital admissions, surgeries and procedures performed, specimens collected in the laboratory and patients visit in clinics, an overall statistically significant reduction in reported NSIs was found. It appears that it is the outcome of constant emphasis on reporting of such injuries, frequent educational sessions and especially the quality improvement project which was initiated in the year 2005 by the infection control committee, aimed to reduce the incidents in 2006 and 2007.. In this study, the average rate of NSIs among HCWs per year is ...
  https://bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2334-9-78
*  Needlesticks increase with stressful environment
Sharps Injuries and Other Blood and Body Fluid Exposures Among Home Health Care Nurses and Aides. Quinn, Margaret M.; Markkanen, Pia K.; Galligan, Catherine J.; Kriebel, David; Chalupka, Stephanie M.; Kim, Hyun; Gore, Rebecca J.; Sama, Susan R.; Laramie, Angela K.; Davis, Letitia // American Journal of Public Health;Nov2009 Supplement, Vol. 99 Issue S3, pS710 Objectives. We quantified risks of sharp medical device (sharps) injuries and other blood and body fluid exposures among home health care nurses and aides, identified risk factors, assessed the use of sharps with safety features, and evaluated underreporting in workplace-based surveillance.... ...
  http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/48747648/needlesticks-increase-stressful-environment