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HANDWASHING IN HOSPITALS HAS LED TO AN INCREASE IN HEALTHCARE WORKER DERMATITIS

February 16, 2015
A new study from the University of Manchester has revealed that the incidence of dermatitis has increased 4.5 times in healthcare workers following increased hand hygiene as a drive to reduce infections such as MRSA has kicked in. Researchers from the university's Institute of Population Health studied reports voluntarily submitted by dermatologists to a national database which is run by the university, between 1996 and 2012. Sixty percent of eligible UK dermatologists used this databas

FOR THE WORLD'S 8TH BIGGEST KILLER, VIRAL HEPATITIS IS REMARKABLY NEGLECTED.

July 28, 2014
That's why in 2010 the World Health Organization made World Hepatitis Day one of only 4 official disease-specific world health days, to be celebrated each year on the 28th July. Millions of people across the world now take part in World Hepatitis Day, to raise awareness about viral hepatitis, and to call for access to treatment, better prevention programs and governments  More   What is your organization doing to promote hepatitus awareness and prevention?

ACTION ON DISCARDED NEEDLE DANGER IN DUNDEE

July 28, 2014
Louise Kerr and her daughter Tia in the lane between Americanmuir Road and Turriff Place where the 10-year-old was jabbed by an abandoned needle.DC Thomson Experts tackling Dundee’s drug problem want more information about where needles are discarded throughout the city.  The number of victims of needle injuries — often children who come to grief while playing — has sparked public outrage especially in the affected communities. More  

HOW TO MAKE A CLAIM FOLLOWING A NEEDLE STICK INJURY SUFFERED IN THE WORKPLACE

December 19, 2013
It is a well known fact that healthcare workers are most at risk of needle-stick injuries in the workplace. Healthcare workers do not only include clinical staff (i.e. doctors and nurses etc.), but non-clinical ancillary staff such as receptionists and ward clerks who may have social contact with patients. However, these are not the only group of workers that are vulnerable and needle-stick injuries also occur in other areas of work such as the police force and amongst youth workers, who ar

LAS VEGAS DOCTOR GETS LIFE SENTENCE FOR HEPATITIS C OUTBREAK

October 24, 2013
A former doctor convicted of second-degree murder for infecting at least nine patients with hepatitis C was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for his role in one of the largest U.S. outbreaks of the disease tied to a physician. More

SAFE AND COMFORTABLE LANCING

October 10, 2013
Lancing is necessary for blood glucose testing.  It is important that lancing can not only be safe but comfortable.  Read some stories from individuals that have used lancets that have made a difference in their lives! Click here to read more.  

LATEST NEEDLESTICK INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON AN HOURLY BASIS.

August 16, 2013
The latest information on needlestick injuries, HIV, hepatitis and all things infection control can be found daily on the Needlestick Scoop.it.   Just click the link or go to http://www.scoop.it/t/needlestick to see the latest needlestick information.