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Needle injuries at work doubled in past decade


As usual, I'm lacking data here - so I'm 'just thinking a bit'. 1) Are twice as many sharps being used as a decade ago (I would guess not ?) 2) Is the training getting worse ? Perhaps HCAs are not getting adequate training in this area - surely nurses are properly warned/trained ? So, might it be that people make more mistakes when they are rushing, and HCPs are now rushing through tasks more quickly than they had to a decade ago ? Only an idea !

Posted date

7 December, 2012

Posted time

3:19 pm