The second worker was also transported back to London from Sierra Leone after a needle-stick
injury while treating someone with the virus.
Fabris are working to radically improve the mechanical properties of a glove that could retain its flexibility and smooth texture, offering healthcare professionals the highest level of needle-stick
protection without compromising tactile sensation and manual dexterity.
Radiometer's safePICO70 arterial blood gas syringes offer a proven, safe and easy to use way of meeting the specific requirements of the directive, helping to eliminate needle-stick
injuries and protect staff from exposure to patient blood.
The probability that a single needle-stick
will result in disease is 300 chances in 1000 for HBV, and 20-50 chances in 1000 for HCV, which is considerably higher than the documented 3 per 1000 injuries for HIV (E-Facts 2011:2; Wilburn 2004:2)
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.
The new standard, which took effect in April and has been enforced since July, puts teeth into a 1991 recommendation on blood-borne pathogens that encouraged employers to evaluate and implement devices to improve workplace safety by minimizing the risk of blood exposure through needle-stick
or other injuries.
Case #2: An officer received a needle-stick
injury while conducting a personal search following an arrest.
And even when incidents do not result in infection, the cost of follow-up for a high-risk exposure can exceed $3,000 per needle-stick
Ongoing studies show that the risk of being infected with AIDS following a needle-stick
injury is less than 1 percent, he says, and none of the nearly 400 workers put under observation after having mucous membranes or open wounds exposed to blood of AIDS patients has tested positive for the virus.
Injury Prevention with Passive Safety Device
The Philadelphia school needle-stick
near-tragedy -- where last week a third-grader stuck 19 fellow students with her mother's diabetic needle -- is just the tip of the iceberg.
From the administrator's standpoint, Bioject injections reduce the potential for needle-stick
injuries to the medical staff.