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Venous thromboprophylaxis: reducing needlestick injury

11 August 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses needlestick injuries in relation to the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in the healthcare setting. The article explores the use of...

Hepatitis C nightmare

18 October 2005

Nursing Standard


Sustaining a needlestick injury resulted in nurse Dianne Wright contracting hepatitis C infection in 2003. Despite 24 weeks of gruelling treatment, she continued to...

Use of closed cannulae in peripheral intravenous cannulation

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Undertaking peripheral intravenous (IV) cannulations and the management of cannulae are associated with the risk of blood leakage or spillage and blood exposure....