The Risks of the Job: Protecting Law Enforcement from Needle Stick Injuries

Posted on May 6, 2012. Filed under: Syringe Blog | Tags: , , , , , |

ImageA needlestick injury is a percutaneous piercing wound typically set by a needle point, but possibly also by other sharp instruments or objects. Commonly encountered by medical personnel and law enforcement handling needles in the medical setting and on the streets, such injuries are an occupational hazard in the professional community. These events are of concern because of the risk to transmit blood-borne diseases through the passage of the hepatitis B virus (HBV), the hepatitis C virus (HCV), and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the virus which causes AIDS. SEE VIDEO ~ CLICK LINK BELOW:

 

Protecting Law Enforcement from Needle Stick Injuries

 

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