TITLE

Needlestick and sharps injuries: practice update

AUTHOR(S)
Adams, Debra
PUB. DATE
May 2012
SOURCE
Nursing Standard;5/16/2012, Vol. 26 Issue 37, p49
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Member states of the European Union have until May 11 2013 to implement the Council Directive 2010/32/EU Implementing the Framework Agreement on Prevention from Sharps Injuries in the Hospital and Healthcare Sector. The aim of this legislation is to achieve a safe working environment and prevent injuries to healthcare professionals caused by all medical sharps, including needlesticks. This article examines the issues surrounding needlestick and sharps injuries, including risk assessment and prevention, information provision, raising awareness, use of safety devices, training and reporting procedures.
ACCESSION #
75346658

 

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