Infection Control

Medical students suffer needlestick injuries most often

Infection Control Weekly Monitor, December 2, 2009

Not only are medical students most commonly stuck by needles, many of them fail to report injuries to hospital authorities, according to a Johns Hopkins study published in the December issue of Academic Medicine.

You can read more about the specifics of the study on OSHA Healthcare Advisor, plus you can download two needlestick tools including “Nine Steps to Avoiding Needlesticks,” and “Needlestick Tool: What to do, who to call, what do draw.”

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