Letters Sharps injuries in healthcare settings

Managing risk of hepatitis B after sharps injuries

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5568 (Published 21 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5568
  1. Antoon A De Schryver, occupational physician, professor1,
  2. Wim Van Hooste, occupational physician1,
  3. Hilde Van Acker, occupational physician1,
  4. Bieke Claessens, occupational physician1,
  5. Roger Haenen, infection control nurse1,
  6. Katrien Van Crombrugge, occupational physician1,
  7. Lode Godderis, occupational physician, professor1
  1. 1IDEWE Occupational Health Services, Interleuvenlaan 58, B 3001 Leuven, Belgium
  1. antoon.deschryver{at}idewe.be

Although Riddell and colleagues’ timely update on managing sharps injuries is of great practical use, we have a couple of questions about the hepatitis B management algorithm based on the recipient’s vaccination history.1

The algorithm, based on UK immunisation guidelines, …

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