Study reviews activation patterns of hollow-bore safety-engineered sharp devices

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Intravenous literature: Black, L., Parker, G. and Jagger, J. (2012) Chinks in the armor: activation patterns of hollow-bore safety-engineered sharp devices. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 33(8), p.842-4.

Abstract:

A retrospective review of secondary injury data was used to evaluate the characteristics of percutaneous injuries from safety-engineered sharp devices. Injury rates and safety device activation rates differed by healthcare provider type. Approximately 22.8%-32% of injuries could have been prevented had an available safety feature been activated after use.

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