Chinks in the armor: activation patterns of hollow-bore safety-engineered sharp devices.
A retrospective review of secondary injury data was used to evaluate the characteristics of percutaneous injuries from safety-engineered sharp devices. Injury rates and safety device activation rates differed by healthcare provider type. Approximately 22.8%-32% of injuries could have been prevented had an available safety feature been activated after use.
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SourceInfection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America 33:8 2012 Aug pg 842-4
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Pub Type(s)Journal Article