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Puncture brings needlestick safety to the public eye

Briefings on Infection Control, December 1, 2011

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Healthcare workers have seen it all when it comes to safety training videos. A throaty narrator exposes statistics that endanger workers if they fail to use safety needles: An estimated 800,000 needlestick injuries occur each year. Workers can be exposed to HBV, HCV, and HIV.

Although these training films routinely make their premiere in hospitals, rarely does a motion picture make its way to the big screen, highlighting the issue of needlesticks in the mainstream media.

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