Nurses should not have to risk their lives every time they use a needle when safe alternatives are available. Injuries Can Be Prevented by Using Safety Needles In Africa, India and many other places around the world, the same dirty needles are used over and over again on hundreds of patients.
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Unsafe Injections Cause 260,000 HIV & 23,000,000 Hepatitis Infections Every Year Through Needlestick Injuries: What You Can Do To Help

This informational site on unsafe needle usage is divided into three main topics. In U.S. Needlestick Injuries, we discuss the issue of thousands of healthcare professionals being accidentally stuck with unsafe needles. We examine how nurses and other health care professionals who put their lives at risk each day caring for the sick are using unsafe conventional syringes, resulting in being accidentally stuck. We also study how the use of Safety Syringes and Injury Prevention Programs can reduce injuries.

The Worldwide Needlestick Injuries section investigates needle reusage in Africa, India and other countries around the world, examining how this rampant practice of needle reusage directly results in over one million unnecessary deaths each year and over 20 million Hepatitis infections worldwide. In Working Together we ask you to join us in our efforts to stop accidental needle pricks in the U.S. as well as bringing more awareness to the unsafe practice of needle reusage around the world.

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Unsafe Injections in the Developing World and Transmission of Bloodborne Pathegens: A Review.
Simonsen L, Kane A, Lloyd J, Zaffran M, Kane M. Bull World Health Organ. 1999;77(10):789-800. World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

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The Global Burden of Disease Attributable to Contaminated Injections Given in Health Care Settings
Anja M Hauri, Gregory L Armstrong and Yvan J F Hutin

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