Safe Sharps Handling
MedSun: Newsletter #52, September 2010

Lab Manager Magazine

Two of the most common causes of needle sticks are re-capping needles and improper disposal of needles. All needle sticks, and other sharps injuries, carry the risk of secondary infections in addition to exposure to the needle's content and/or contamination on the outside of the needle or other sharp instrument. Recommendations for avoiding these injuries are included.

Additional Information:

Lab Manager Magazine. Safe Sharps Handling. July 1, 2010.
http://www.labmanager.com/stips.asp?ID=126


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