Needlestick rates from peripheral intravenous catheters with or without safety devices

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Even though Brazilian laws mandate the use of SEDs in health services, there are still barriers to its adherence, such as high costs and lack of knowledge of health workers” Priscila do Carmo Freitas de Carvalho et al (2016).

Abstract:

Several studies have indicated a reduction in percutaneous exposure after the introduction of safety-engineered devices (SEDs). Even though Brazilian laws mandate the use of SEDs in health services, there are still barriers to its adherence, such as high costs and lack of knowledge of health workers.

Reference:

Priscila do Carmo Freitas de Carvalho, Renata Karina Reis, Fernanda Maria Vieira Pereira and Silmara Elaine Malaguti-Toffano (2016) Injury rates from peripheral catheters with or without safety devices in a Brazilian public hospital. American Journal of Infection Control. March 1st. [epub ahead of print].

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2016.01.022

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