Medical Devices

It is estimated that there are more than one million injuries to health care staff with used needles and other medical sharps each year. If suffering an injury from a contaminated ‘sharp’, the risk of transmission of infections is 1 in 3 workers for hepatitis B, 1 in 30 for hepatitis C and 1 in 300 for HIV 6. Next to the considerable physical and mental suffering, infections and injuries have an impact on the daily workforce planning and the working conditions of 6 million nurses in Europe.

Medical Devices

Reuse of Medical Devices
Prevention of Sharps Injuries
European Healthcare Workers at Risk
”Safe Needles Save Lives” Nurses Call for EU Action Aimed at Safer Needle Devices