Guarded fistula needle reduces Needle Stick Injuries in Haemodialysis Units

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Needle Stick Injuries are injuries caused by accidental penetration of the skin by an injection needle. Globally, NSI’s are the most common source of occupational exposures to the blood which result in the transmission of blood-borne infections. Haemodialysis units are the areas where strict infection control policies should be observed, given the potential risk of transmission of blood-borne infection to both staff and patients, if universal safety precautions are not followed. Use large-gauge, hollow-bore, Arteriovenous Fistula Needles (AVFNs) and high-pressure access are unique factors inherent to the Haemodialysis (HD) setting. Dialysis patient population has a higher incidence of hepatitis C (HCV) than the general population (8.4% compared to 1.8%) Haemodialysis Health Care Workers (HCWs) are twice as likely to sustain a high-risk Needle Stick Injury as HCWs in all other settings.

Source: McCleary J1, Caldero, Adams T. (Nephrol News Issues. 2002 May; May;16(6):66-77, 72.)

POLYPROTEKT (Safety Fistula Needle with Fixed Wings)

Bevel

The optimized bevel area minimizes pain perception as well as scarring. The slit-shaped back eye of the arterial needle prevents lessons of the vessel’s inner surface.

Signal

The audible click ensures that the needle is securely locked and reduces the risk of Needle Stick Injuries.

Use

Easy to use & compatible with current clinical procedures


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