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How a Safety Needle Protects Healthcare Workers

A safety needle is an injection device designed with special functions which allow the needle to automatically retract back into the barrel, or to be capped after injecting a patient. The importance of using safety needles is that it prevents healthcare workers from accidentally being stuck with a needle, thereby reducing the transmission of diseases such as HIV or hepatitis. The CDC estimates that 62 to 88 percent of needlestick accidents could be prevented by using safer devices. In developing countries, it stops the reuse of needles and spreading of infection from one patient to the next.

List of Specific Safety Injection Devices

Below is a list of specific safety injection devices from different companies. For more information about the devices, you can contact the companies directly. These devices are designed with special features to help protect healthcare workers from needlestick injuries and comply with the revised OSHA bloodborne pathogens standard. Not all companies who manufacture safety devices are listed below and the list is not exhaustive. It is intended as a guideline for healthcare workers and others in search of safer injection devices.

Needleless Injection

Hypodermic Needles & Syringes (sliding sheath/sleeve, needle guards)

Retractable Needles / Syringes

Pre-Filled Syringes

Safety Needle Companies

AMT Safety Products
Advanced Medical Technologies
Anglo Operations Limited
P O Box 1225
Somerset West, 7129
Cape Town
South Africa
+27.21.852.7333

Amgen
805/447-7331

Bioject Medical Technologies, Inc.
20245 SW 95th Ave
Tualatin, OR 97062
800/683-7221
DuoProSS Meditech Corp
27 Sarah Drive
Farmingdale, NY 11735
800/844-1350

Futura Medical Corp.
Hypoguard USA, Inc.
5198 W. 76th Street
Edina, MN 55439
952-646-3200
800-818-8877

Gettig Technologies
1 Streamside Place West
Spring Mills, PA 16875
814/422-8892

GlaxoSmithKline
One Franklin Plaza
P O Box 7929
Philadelphia, PA 19101-7929
888/825-5249

Hypoguard USA, Inc.
5198 W. 76th Street
Edina, MN 55439
952-646-3200
800-818-8877

Injex - Equidyne Systems
HNS International, Inc.
4992 E. Hunter Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92807 USA
714/777-5111

ITL (Innovating Technologies for Life) North America
Level 4, Building 1925
Isaac Newton Square
Reston VA
703/435 6700

International Medical Systems, Limited
1886 Santa Anita Ave
South El Monte, CA 91733
800/423-4136

ITL Corporation Pty. Ltd.
P. O. Box 139
Fyshwick
Canberra, ACT 2609
Australia
61-2-6280-8535
E-mail: sales@itlcorporation.com

Innovative Laboratory Acrylics, Inc.
P.O. Box 956
Brighton, MI 48116
800/777-5511

International Medication Systems (IMS) Ltd.
1886 Santa Anita Ave.
South El Monte, CA 91733
800/423-4136

International Technidyne Corp. (ITC)
8 Olsen Ave.
Edison, NJ 08820
800/631-5945

Inviro Medical Devices, Inc.
3235 Satellite Blvd
Building 400, Suite 300
Duluth, GA 30096
770/291-2185

Iris Sample Processing
60 Glacier Drive
Westwood, MA 02090-1825
800/782-8774

Life-Shield Products, Inc.
3FL, No. 10, Wuchiuan 7th Rd.,
Taipei, Taiwan 248, R.O.C.
USA 800/574-0976

The Kendall Company
15 Hampshire Street
Mansfield, MA 02048
800/962-9888

New Medical Technology, Inc.
23 National Drive, Forge Park
Franklin, MA 02038
800/522-1512

OMI Research Pty Ltd
P.O. Box 2150
Logan City DC Q 4114
Australia
USA Phone 888/835-8018

Owen Mumford, Inc.
1755-A West Oak Commons Ct
Marietta, GA 30062
800/421-6936

SafePro USA, Inc.
11497 Columbia Park Drive West
Suite 9
Jacksonville, FL 32258
904/880-1958

Safety 1st Medical Inc.
1740 East Garry Avenue
Suite 109
Santa Ana, CA 92705-5842
800/99SAFE1 (800-997-2331)

Safety Syringe Corporation of America, Inc.
58 Oakdale Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901
415/454-8054

Smiths Medical
2231 Rutherford Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92008
800/426-2448

Specialized Health Products Intl., Inc.
585 West 500 South
Bountiful, UT 84010
800/306-3360

Sterimatic Ltd
Griffin Mill
London Rd
Stroud,
Gloucestershire UK, GL5 2AZ
44(0)1453884944

Terumo Medical Corp.
2101 Cottontail Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873
800/326-6457
E-mail: safety.sharps@medical.com

Univec, Inc.
10 E Baltimore St
St 1404
Baltimore, MD 21202
410/347-9959
E-mail: univec@univec.com

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Unsafe Injections in the Developing World and Transmission of Bloodborne Pathegens: A Review.
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