Managing the risks of sharps injuries

09 / 12 / 2015

Sharps injuries are a well-known risk to workers in healthcare and for those who receive them they can cause anxiety and distress and may result in exposure to bloodborne viruses (BBVs) such as HIV or hepatitis B or C.

This guide has been developed by the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group to help individuals understand and manage the risks from sharps injuries.

Apology - Prevention of Sharps Injuries Guidance
The original version of the above document contained a case study regarding the use of safety hypodermic needles used at Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The document mistakenly referred these safety hypodermic needles as being supplied to the trust by B Braun Medical Ltd. The Health Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group would like to make it clear that B Braun Medical Ltd never supplied the trust with this product and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused by this mistake.

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