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Document ID (ISN)46597
CIS number 86-1447
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nixon A.D., Law R., Officer J.A., Cleland J.F., Goldwater P.N.
Title Simple device to prevent accidental needle-prick injuries
Bibliographic information 19 Apr. 1986, Vol.1, No.8486, p.888-889. Illus. 5 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) safety devices; laboratory work; health services; immunodeficiency syndrome; wounds; infectious hepatitis
Descriptors (secondary) safety programmes; New Zealand
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
HIV/AIDS
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Safety devices
Viral diseases (other than aids)