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The needle and the damage done

Needlestick injuries affect about 18,000 healthcare professionals every year, but with unreported cases, the figure may be more than 30,000.  It’s the kind of workplace injury that health professionals fear the most. If it wasn’t already a job where practitioners ...

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Eliminating a foreseeable risk

Nurses demand government funding to prevent needlestick injuries, saying their lives are being put at risk. A needlestick injury can be a devastating event. Although the risk of contracting a blood borne pathogen is statistically low, the psychological trauma that ...

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