In a study conducted in 2004, Sharp and needlestick injuries
are the main occupational accidents and risks that medical personnel are exposed to at a rate of 80% (2).
The needlestick injuries
not only impact the quality of health-care service offered but also the safety and health of the nurses.
With increased scrutiny and regulation to prevent the spread of bloodborne infectious diseases, there is an urgent need to develop and implement safer injection systems such as these to better prevent needlestick injuries
across the entire healthcare ecosystem.
The World Health Organization estimates that of the 35 million healthcare workers around the world, two million people suffer accidental needlestick injuries
The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that each year healthcare workers incur 2m accidental needlestick injuries
that may result in infections with hepatitis B and C, HIV and other diseases1.
The organization is pressing for the introduction of adequate safety-engineered devices and providing education and techniques designed to make needlestick injuries
a "never event.
The NovaGuard SA system technology is designed to reduce the risk of needlestick injuries
around staked-needle pre-filled syringe systems.
Reducing nursing needlestick injuries
in haemodialysis clinics: a quality improvement program.
gave presentation on factors of Needlestick Injuries
with data to control the Needlestick Injuries
Approximately 80 percent of needlestick injuries
can be prevented, according to ISIPS Executive Director Ron Stoker.
In a sense, accidental needlestick injuries
are reuse, albeit unintentional.
Visit the Safe Needles Save Lives page on Nursing-World for fact sheets, nurse and employer toolkits, varied resources on keeping nurses safe from needlestick injuries
, see the video and more.