Needlestick and insulin pens

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Kiss, P., De Meester, M. and Braeckman, L. (2008) IV injuries in Nursing Homes: The Prominent Role of Insulin Pens. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.

Abstract:

Causes and circumstances related to 162 needlestick injuries in nursing homes were analyzed. In addition to nurses, geriatrics helpers were found to be an important occupational group at risk. Insulin pens were the most frequent cause of needlestick injuries among nursing personnel. Insulin pens are a major instrument involved with unsafe needle-handling practices.

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Kiss, P., De Meester, M. and Braeckman, L. (2008) IV injuries in Nursing Homes: The Prominent Role of Insulin Pens. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.

Abstract:

Causes and circumstances related to 162 needlestick injuries in nursing homes were analyzed. In addition to nurses, geriatrics helpers were found to be an important occupational group at risk. Insulin pens were the most frequent cause of needlestick injuries among nursing personnel. Insulin pens are a major instrument involved with unsafe needle-handling practices.

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