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Health Management

CONSIDERATIONS ON NEEDLESTICK INJURY DEVICES

2014 08 Nov

The transmission of pathogens through blood and other body fluids represents one of the main risks in the healthcare setting. Although over 20 pathogens can be transmitted in this way, the most important are the hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) viruses and the AIDS virus (HIV). Since 2006 it has been mandatory in the Madrid Region of Spain to... Read more

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HOW MUCH DOES EUROPE CARE ABOUT NEEDLESTICK INJURIES?

2014 08 Nov

One of the most common and serious risks to healthcare workers is an infection result­ing from a sharp or needlestick injury. In Europe, approximately 8 million healthcare workers are at risk of these injuries. Even though data on the frequency of needle­stick injuries differ greatly between dif­ferent hospitals, as well as between dif­ferent units... Read more

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NEEDLESTICK INJURY PREVENTION IN THE DIABETES SETTING

2014 08 Nov

Author Dr Kenneth Strauss Endocrinologist and Director of Safety in Medicine, European Medical Association Global Medical Director, Becton Dickinson (BD) In the world of diabetes care, most current discussion centres on effective self-administration, accurate insulin dosage, and the avoidance of short-term lipohy­pertrophy and longer-term... Read more

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SHARPS INJURY RISKS IN NURSING HOMES

2014 08 Nov

Background The everyday activities of workers in nursing homes put them at risk of serious infections with more than 30 potentially dangerous pathogens, including Hepatitis B (HBV), hep­atitis C (HCV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), through injuries with contami­nated needles and lancets. More than one million needle stick injuries (NSI)... Read more