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  • n. Plural form of needlestick.


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  • It can also be transmitted sexually, by contaminated needles used for tattoos and piercings, mother to child during birth, and by accidental needlesticks occurring in healthcare workers.

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  • Common means of transmission are unprotected sex and sharing of needles and equipment used for injecting drugs; needlesticks and other sharps contacts pose exposure hazards for a number of groups of workers including those in healthcare.

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  • It is designed to enhance safe use with an integrated, shielded needle and lockout system which prevents accidental needlesticks after use.

  • In addition, its medical waste containers are designed to help protect employees from accidental needlesticks.

  • - Laboratory workers who periodically get infected accidentally with Ebola and other hemorrhagic fever viruses through needlesticks and bites from infected animals.

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  • Accidental needlesticks have long been recognized as a health menace for medical professionals, because of the danger of transmitting diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C. rss feed

  • In addition to its unitary design, The PICC WAND Safety Introducer with peelable sheath is designed to reduce the risk of accidental needlesticks, bleeding, contamination, guidewire embolism, and loss of cannulation.

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  • The PICC WAND combines all components of the older, Modified Seldinger Technique (MST) -- the needle, guidewire, dilator and sheath -- into one highly efficient device that also protects against accidental needlesticks.

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  • The WAND is designed to reduce these risks, which include accidental needlesticks, bleeding, contamination, embolism, and loss of cannulation.


  • The VisIV container is the first environmentally responsible large-volume flexible I.V. container to feature a full line of sizes without an overwrap, and the product also offers patient and caregiver safety benefits, such as sterile, virtually impenetrable medication additive port tubes and a flanged port design to help protect against needlesticks. Featured News and Stories


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