Definitions

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  • noun Puncture of the skin by a hypodermic needle or other sharp object.

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Examples

  • - Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for high risk occupational and nonoccupational exposure (such as needlestick injuries among medical staff or rape) - Pre-exposure prophylaxis of high risk groups (for example, haemophiliacs) - HAART therapy to reduce sexual transmission among discordant couples (where one partner is HIV-positive and the other negative).

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Graeme Cameron, Hospital Care Business Manager at B. Braun Medical said: "The full exposure of health care workers to such viruses is not known as needlestick injuries are often unreported.

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • We are expected to do procedures with needles potentially putting ourselves and others at risk of contracting HIV by needlestick injuries, this even after having been awake and on our feet for 24 hours and more.

    Global Voices in English » South Africa: Storm Brewing Between Government, Striking Doctors & Unions

  • One of the shift got a needlestick injury last night.

    Waterloo Sunset « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Dr. Baruch does a good job of motivating his characters, and often the motivation is fear -- not just the sick patient but the student with an HIV needlestick, the doctor walking home late at night who encounters a dissatisfied patient.

    Little souvenirs

  • Dr. Baruch does a good job of motivating his characters, and often the motivation is fear -- not just the sick patient but the student with an HIV needlestick, the doctor walking home late at night who encounters a dissatisfied patient.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • This is a procedure performed by a cardiologist in which a thin plastic tube is inserted in an artery, usually in the groin, via needlestick, and advanced up to the heart.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • This is a procedure performed by a cardiologist in which a thin plastic tube is inserted in an artery, usually in the groin, via needlestick, and advanced up to the heart.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • This is a procedure performed by a cardiologist in which a thin plastic tube is inserted in an artery, usually in the groin, via needlestick, and advanced up to the heart.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • This is a procedure performed by a cardiologist in which a thin plastic tube is inserted in an artery, usually in the groin, via needlestick, and advanced up to the heart.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

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