November 25, 2015
Source: MindMetre Research
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Date of publication: October 2015
Publication type: Research report
In a nutshell: This report finds that not all NHS trusts are not complying with ‘safer sharps’ rules and, as a result, are continuing to put NHS employees at risk of needle stick injuries and possible blood-borne infections such as hepatitis and HIV.
Length of Publication: 8 pages
November 3, 2011
Source: National Patient Safety Agency Reference number: 1324
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Date of publication: September 2011
Publication type: Alert
In a nutshell: This alert is was of 8 which were recently released from the NPSA. It was created to highlight the risks involved with acupuncture, including pneumothorax, needles being left in the patient following treatment, and a lack of clarity regarding the correct emergency procedures to use.
Length of publication: 1 web page
Some important notes: A list of all 8 alerts are available on the NPSA website