|Document ID (ISN)||46597|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0140-6736 - Lancet
|Convention or series no.
||Nixon A.D., Law R., Officer J.A., Cleland J.F., Goldwater P.N.
||Simple device to prevent accidental needle-prick injuries
||19 Apr. 1986, Vol.1, No.8486, p.888-889. Illus. 5 ref.
||Use of a needle guide, consisting of a plastic shield with a central hole into which the covered needle is placed, led to a 79% reduction in needle pricks suffered by phlebotomists working at a medical laboratory in New Zealand. A reduction in needle pricks results in lowered exposure risk to hepatitis B and to AIDS.
||safety devices; laboratory work; health services; immunodeficiency syndrome; wounds; infectious hepatitis
||safety programmes; New Zealand
||D - Periodical articles
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)