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Rachel Fields, ASC Review: Nurses, Physicians Suffer Over 8K Needlestick Injuries Annually

Nurses, Physicians Suffer Over 8K Needlestick Injuries Annually
by Rachel Fields, October 24, 2011

Nurses, physicians and other healthcare professionals suffer around 800,000 needlestick injuries in U.S. hospitals every year, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information and a FOX News report. [a rabbit hole. not worth chasing —rk]

More than 1,000 hospital employees become infected with HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and C and other diseases as a result of these injuries. According to the report, these injuries could be avoided if providers used a syringe with a retractable needle.

The needle, developed in the early 1990s, received positive feedback in clinical trials. However, contracts between major hospital GPOs and needle manufacturers have delayed the introduction of the retractable needles to the market.

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University of Michigan Health Granted $3.5M to Study Diabetes Complications 
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5 Critical Urine Management Challenges Facing Nurses 

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