|Document ID (ISN)||108215|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Elder A., Paterson C.
||Sharps injuries in UK health care: A review of injury rates, viral transmission and potential efficacy of safety devices
||Dec. 2006, Vol.56, No.8, p.566-574. 83 ref.
||The objective of this literature survey was to review data on sharps injuries and occupational blood-borne virus transmission in health care services in the United Kingdom. Findings are discussed. Although injuries remain common, confirmed viral transmission in the United Kingdom has been relatively rare. The degree of under-reporting of sharps injuries may be as much as 10-fold. Safety-engineered devices such as blunt suture needles and safety cannulae were found to be effective in reducing injury rates.
||United Kingdom; needle-stick injuries; contamination; health care personnel; risk factors; hospitals
||literature survey; safety by design; notification of occupational accidents
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Mechanical hazards, transport
||Health care services