Sharps injury warning


Intravenous products: The FDA report “CDC and FDA have noted a progressive increase in the reports of bloodborne infection transmission over the past 10 to 15 years (primarily hepatitis B virus), resulting from the shared use of fingerstick and POC blood testing devices. The infections are occurring in a variety of health care settings; however, the Agencies note a significant increase in hepatitis B virus infection outbreaks related to the shared use of multiuse fingerstick devices and POC blood testing devices in long term care/assisted living settings. Unclear labeling and ineffective cleaning/disinfection instructions for fingerstick and POC blood testing devices may have contributed to these outbreaks.”

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