More than one million needlestick injuries (NSI) are estimated to occur in the EU each year (EU Commission for Employment 2010). Risks for healthcare workers are omnipresent, but prevention is possible and solutions exist.
As promoter of cross-collaboration, leadership, best practices and patient safety, HealthManagement brings you this supplement on safety in collaboration with BD, a leading medical technology company that serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public.
Features include a patient story, considerations about safety-engineered devices and the perspective of the European Union. As the highest frequency of needlestick injuries is in injection, we take a detailed look at that risk area.