How Healthcare Workers Can Protect Patients

The guidelines for protecting patients against unsafe needle usage are simple:

  1. Use a new syringe from a sealed package.
  2. Use the needle only once.
  3. Safely dispose of the needle immediately after usage.

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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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