Posted by:1 October, 2012
When are you most at risk of needle stick injury?
An article in this week’s issue of Nursing Times suggests that strategies to prevent NSI frequently focus on blood collection and cannulation devices and fail to include needles used for injecting into tissue, for example intramuscular injections.
These devices are commonly associated with needle stick injury yet healthcare organisations are less likely to provide safety engineered devices for these procedures compared with those used for blood collection.
From Behind the Rituals
Why do you do the things you do? How much of nursing practice is based on ritual and myth and how much on sound evidence? If you have a ritual you’d like to discuss here, email firstname.lastname@example.org