Needlestick reduction

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Intravenous products: A Sheffield-based healthcare company, B Braun Medical, is helping to prevent needlestick injuries to NHS staff. The companys patented safety device, which eliminates the risk of being accidentally stuck or scratched by needles when delivering medication through a cannula, has already been snapped up by more than 70 UK NHS trusts.

And those who have adopted the technology say they are cutting down on injuries as a result. At Manchester Royal Infirmary, for example, there was an average of 19 needlestick injuries every year, but there have been none since the introduction of the Vasofix and Introcan safety devices.

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