Resource Guide: needle stick injuries

first_imgThere are many problems related to needle stick injuries.  Web sites listed here outline the hazardsinvolved in using needles including risk of infection, and what should be donewith the needle after useBBC Online www.news.bbc.co.ukOne of the best resources for anyone wanting up to date news on needlestickinjuries. Each story also includes references to other related stories andprovides links to relevant sites. British Medical Journal www.bmj.comThis site includes news stories, letters and articles about needlestickinjuries. There is also a comprehensive database to search for stories relatedto this subject. National Aids Trust www.nat.org.ukNew City Cloisters 196 Old Street London EC1V 9ER Tel: 020-7814 6767 Fax: 020-7216 0111 The web site includes information for employers, news, factsheets and linksto other sites worldwide. New Medical Technology Oakbank Park Livingston EH53 0TH, Scotland Tel: 01506 445000 Fax: 01506 445444 New Medical Technology develops products to address the problem ofneedlestick injuries, including a safer injection system. Its Safety Syringeuses retraction technology allowing the needle to be directly removed from thepatient and safely stored away from the operator after injection. The web siteprovides frequently asked questions on the products and needlestick issues. Terence Higgins Trust 52-4 Grays Inn Road London WC1X 8JU Tel: 020-7831 0330 e-mail: [email protected] leading HIV and Aids charity in the UK, this site offers awareness aboutHIV and its prevention. It is an invaluable source of information andstatistics relating to Aids and HIV. It includes a search facility, details ofpublications, legal issues and a guide to current research into vaccines forHIV. www.ccohs.caA web site operated by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health andSafety, this is an easy to follow guide to needlestick injury, the hazardsinvolved in using needles, the frequency of injuries, how they occur and how toprevent them. This site also provides useful links to information on Aids andHepatitis C. www.doh.gov.ukThe site includes a search engine which is useful for tracing the latestgovernment information and policy documents relating to needlestick injury andrelated issues. It also provides links to other health-related sites. www.dorset.swest.nhs.ukA straightforward, if brief, web site published by the Dorset HealthAuthority, on needlestick injuries. It outlines the nature of needlestickinjuries, the risks of infection if such an injury occurs, and what proceduresshould be followed in the event of injury. www.hepatitis.org.ukAn informative and user-friendly site which outlines the causes ofhepatitis, facts and figures relating to the disease and useful links toarticles published on the subject in the British Medical Journal. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govThe National Library of Medicine has 20 abstracts and links to articlesabout needlestick injuries. www.unison-scotland.org.ukThe Unison web site features details of a UK wide campaign originating inScotland in 1999 for the introduction of syringes with detractable needles. www.vanishpoint.comA US site, operated by Retractable Technologies Inc based in Texas, itoffers some useful information about needlestick injuries, including worldwidestatistics and articles relating to the issue. Compiled by Kate Rouy This listing is not exhaustive and the journal welcomes further additionsfrom readers as well as suggestions for further topics of interest to includein this series Resource Guide: needle stick injuriesOn 1 May 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

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