Infection Control Q&A

March 2009
Same-Day Surgery;Mar2009 Supplement, special section p1
Academic Journal
The article presents questions and answers related to safe injection patterns including the disposition of used syringe and needles, utilization of syringe for another patient and the unreliable visual inspection of syringes.


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