Bloodborne Pathogens For Ambulatory Care: A Sharper Image
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Medical care is practically unimaginable today without using sharp instruments like needles, IV sets, scalpels, etc. But these invasive devices bear the high risk of transmitting BBPs to unsuspecting victims. OSHA records that each year, over half a million injuries occurs due to such sharp objects. Needleless systems engineered to protect patients and the healthcare workers offering care to them are the need of the day. Drawing a blood sample, injecting intravenous medications and suturing at end of surgeries will soon be achievable without the use of sharps.
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