Our Cause

Our Cause

Eliminating
needlestick
injuries

By increasing the awareness of the scale,
consequences and underlying causes 
of
needlestick injuries among policy-makers,
regulators, healthcare managers and workers, we want
to provoke dialogue and prompt appropriate action.

STATISTICS & STUDIES

STATISTICS & STUDIES

Studies indicate that around 1 million needlestick injuries occur annually in Europe´s 3.5 million healthcare workers.

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Legislation

Legislation

Both in Europe and the USA, legislation regarding needlestick injuries is in place. EU Council Directive 2010/32 sets a framework to prevent medical sharps injuries in the hospital and health sector.

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Healthcare opinions

Healthcare opinions

If you are worried about accidental needlesticks, and want to know more, or share your experience, there are a number of organizations worth looking at.

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Reducing injuries

Reducing injuries

All legislation concerning accidental needlesticks is intended to curb accidents, but here are a few simple tips you can use immediately.

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