Passive Safety Device Features 10 Times More Effective in Preventing Needlesticks
MedSun: Newsletter #60, May 2011

SafetyShare newsletter, Premier healthcare alliance

This article discusses a study where evidence is presented that passive SEDs that require no input from the user are more effective than active SEDs for NSI prevention. The authors note that further studies are needed to determine whether their higher cost may be offset by savings related to fewer NSIs and to a reduced need for user training.

Additional Information:

Premier SafetyShare Newsletter. Passive Safety Device Features 10 Times More Effective in Preventing Needlesticks. February 2011.
http://www.premierinc.com/quality-safety/tools-services/safety/safety-share/02-22-full.jsp#Story-1-needlesticks


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