An evaluation of sharp safety hypodermic needle devices
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An evaluation of sharp safety hypodermic needle devices

Joanna Ford Research and development officer, Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend
Peter Phillips Director, Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend

Sharps injury and exposure to blood-borne viruses is an occupational hazard for healthcare professionals. This article describes an evaluation of three sharp safety hypodermic needle devices in six hospitals in Wales. User acceptability and performance was assessed.

Nursing Standard. 25, 35,39-44. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.05.25.35.39.c8497

Correspondence

joanna@smtl.co.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review