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October 16, 2017

Are You Protected Against Needle Stick Injuries?

<p>Every day, healthcare workers are harmed by accidental needle sticks &ndash; worldwide over 2 million per year. It is estimated that only half of these incidents are reported<sup>1, 2</sup>.&nbsp;Most needle stick injuries occur during needle recapping (not recommended), or from improper syringe disposal. The trauma might be minor, but the effects &ndash; such as exposure to HIV &ndash; can be life-threatening. For many years, these injuries were an accepted occupational hazard, but no longer.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Birgit Mueller

Dr. Birgit Müller-Chorus

Principal Technical Subject Matter Expert PFS, TCS

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