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An evaluation of the efficacy of safer sharps device [online] : systematic review
Internet only - free access
Health and Safety Laboratory (Great Britain)
Great Britain. Health and Safety Executive
HSE research report
vi, 105 p.
Sudbury, U.K. : HSE
This report concluded:
The use of safer sharps devices is considered to improve safety and reduce the incidence of healthcare worker needlestick injuries. However, their use is not regarded as a complete solution to reducing sharps related injuries amongst health care workers.
Safer sharps devices should be introduced alongside appropriate educational programmes.
Healthcare workers should be involved in evaluating products before safer sharps device are introduced
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