|Document ID (ISN)||74718|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2000-108
||Preventing needlestick injuries in health care settings
||Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA, Nov. 1999. 23p. Illus. 77 ref.
||This booklet is addressed to employers and workers in health care establishments. Health care workers exposed to needles are at an increased risk of needlestick injuries. Such injuries can lead to serious (even fatal) infections with bloodborne pathogens, such as hepatitis B and C viruses and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Case studies of needlestick injuries are presented. The brochure advises avoiding the unnecessary use of needles, using needleless and safer needle devices, and promoting education and safe work practices. It also presents intervention strategies for reducing the risks.
||USA; biological hazards; health care personnel; needle-stick injuries
||case study; infectious hepatitis; risk awareness; safety guides; infection control; safe working methods; data sheet; immunodeficiency syndrome
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)