August/September 2011 (vol. 08/2)

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The safer alternative

Safety-engineered medical devices can help prevent needlestick injuries


The EU sharps and needlesticks directive should encourage greater use of safety-engineered medical devices, such as retractable syringes and safety cannulae. Paul Suff looks at the devices available and the potential barriers to their wider use.

USE of so-called safe needle devices should become the norm in many healthcare settings when the EU directive (2010/32/EU) on the prevention of injuries.…

Paul Suff is contributing editor of Occupational Health [at Work].

Author: Suff P


Occupational Health at Work August/September 2011 (vol. 08/2) pp16-21

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