Managing sharps injuries

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6968.1584 (Published 10 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1584
  1. M R Evans
  1. Consultant in communicable disease control PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, South Glamorgan Health Authority, Cardiff CF4 3QX.

    EDITOR,—Ruth R White and Elisabeth J Ridgway show considerable variation in the management of sharps injuries both between and within hospital departments and emphasise the importance of clear and consistent advice and appropriate intervention and follow up.1 Although they allude to the need to reduce the number of sharps injuries, they do not specifically comment on some of the enduring …

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