None of the Dentist in the present study knew all the correct actions to be taken after a needle-stick injury
. Each one of these knowledge gaps may lead to a failure to report incidents and delays in appropriately managing an exposure and in seeking timely formal medical attention.
The second worker was also transported back to London from Sierra Leone after a needle-stick injury
while treating someone with the virus.
is the top health and safety concern of nurses worldwide, after stress2.
Key words: Needle-stick injury
, health care workers.
Sutures risk the potential of incurring needle-stick injury
which has led to a number of other securing devices being marketed.
The push-button safety mechanism instantly protects against needle-stick injury
. Its in-vein activation reduces risk of healthcare worker exposure to a contaminated needle, provides easy activation without patient discomfort, and is ideal for use in high-risk environments.
According to the tunnel spokesman, "To the knowledge of the current management, which has been in place since the change of ownership in September 2007, there has never been an incident of needle-stick injury