A lot of work should be done

July 3, 2019 admin 0

• A challenge posed here is tracking these issues. According to research, about 50% of occurring needlestick injuries can go unreported and this can even be higher.

• In many high-risk device categories like the syringes and the needles, the reported needlestick injury cases don’t seem to decline.

• A preference usage of devices with integrated and passive safety features has been stated by the government agencies and leading industry groups like OSHA, NIOSH, FDA, and CDC.

• Safety syringes that allow pre-removal activation have received a recommendation from ECRI.

• Equipment with different safety features that either semi-automatically or automatically activate this safety mechanism is proved to be effective in preventing this kind of injuries ten times as compared to the manual devices that normally need regular engagement.