TITLE

Help reduce sharps injuries in diabetes

AUTHOR(S)
Adams, Debra
PUB. DATE
November 2012
SOURCE
Independent Nurse;11/19/2012, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses what is being done to reduce the risk of sharps injuries in health care workers in diabetes setting. It mentions that WISE (Workshop on Injection Safety in Endocrinology) has published recommendations based on the European Directive on sharp injuries prevention. Recommendations cover risks of sharps injury and muco- cutaneous exposure, device implications and injection technique implications; nurses have a pivotal role in assessing risks and evaluating new safety devices.
ACCESSION #
87496879

 

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