The prevalence of needle-stick
injuries was found to be 85(44%) in public and 51(26.
Knowledge, attitude and practices among health care workers on needle-stick
The second worker was also transported back to London from Sierra Leone after a needle-stick
injury while treating someone with the virus.
The NovaGuard SA safety system reportedly helps reduce the risk of needle-stick
injuries by shielding the exposed needle of a prefilled syringe after use.
Nurses have the highest rate of needle-stick
injury among healthcare workers due to their maximum exposure to the needles and other sharp instruments3.
Stein et al  stated that 37% of the respondents (doctors and nurses) had suffered a needle-stick
injury with a used needle, with doctors more likely to be injured than nurses.
Rates of needle-stick
injury caused by various devices in a university hospital.
postgraduate medical residency programs from July 2002 through May 2003 found that needle-stick
injuries and cuts were most frequent during extended work shifts that lasted longer than 24 hours and were more frequent during the 11:30 p.
About 600,000-800,000 needle-stick
or other percutaneous injuries are reported each year, many of which occur not during medical procedures but afterward during clean-up activities.
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.