|Document ID (ISN)||108119|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2008-101
||Use of blunt-tip suture needles to decrease percutaneous injuries to surgical personnel
||Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Oct. 2007. 4p. Illus. 9 ref.
||http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2008-101/pdfs/2008-101.pdf [in English]
||The objectives of this information bulletin are to describe the hazard of sharp-tip suture needles as a source of percutaneous injuries to surgical personnel. It also presents evidence of the effectiveness of blunt-tip suture needles in decreasing percutaneous injuries to surgical personnel, particularly when used to suture muscle and fascia. Finally, it emphasizes OSHA's requirement and NIOSH's recommendation to use safer medical devices such as blunt-tip suture needles where clinically appropriate.
||USA; operating theatres; safe working methods; needle-stick injuries; health care personnel; surgical treatment
||description of equipment; data sheet; substitution; public OSH institutions
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
||Health care services