Needlestick injuries due to the use of non-safety devices are still a significant risk factor for health care professionals worldwide, putting them in danger of bloodborn diseases such as hepatitis and HIV.
At this moment in time, there are already more than 20 bloodborne pathogens that we know of. The most dangerous are HBV, HCV and HIV. Recent studies show that it is up to ten times more likely for infections to occur in a hospital setting than in an external setting.
The aftermath of an infection can have far-reaching effects on both the career and the personal circumstances of the affected person and his/her family, with social as well as financial consequences. This is a burden that cannot be carried by the affected person or insurance company.
Damages must be averted by correct prevention. Join us in our cause to eliminate needlestick injuries.