Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V04140217
Safety engineered devices prevent needle stick injuries
Needle stick injuries are common among health-care personnel. There is a potential risk of transmitted infection, which is why directives and guidelines have formulated advices and law suggestions to prevent the accidents. Among these advices is implementation of safety engineered devices that have been suggested to reduce the risk significantly, which is proved by several clinical trials. The health-care workers’ influence on choosing the instrument type is important, as is training in the use of the instruments and information about the risk procedures.