New innovation reduces spread of disease
Developments in safety needles are an important infection control measure, writes Annie May.
Each year in Australia at least 18,000 nurses and healthcare employees are injured by syringes and sharps. Each year in the US, more than 1000 healthcare workers contract potentially life threatening infections from accidental needlestick and sharps injuries. It is a foreseeable, and preventable, hazard. Recently, an informal coalition of Australian nurses and health workers have united to raise awareness of the issue and call on the government to introduce consistent rules. Australia, according to the coalition, trails the rest of the western world in taking concerted action. This includes...
Tags: Infection control
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