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Needlestick injuries: NHS trusts fail to comply with rules
NHS trusts are still not complying with “safer sharps” rules, research has argued, which is potentially putting NHS employees at unnecessary risk of needlestick injuries and blood-borne infections such as hepatitis and HIV.
The study from research organisation MindMetre has suggested that many NHS trusts are flouting the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Health and Safety (Sharps Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013, which explicitly recommend that trusts should adopt sharps that incorporate safety mechanisms “where it is reasonably practicable to do so”.
The study examined purchasing volumes of safer sharps across the UK NHS acute sector, with data collected through Freedom of Information requests, between January to May 2015 and August to September 2015
VIDEO: Needlestick injuries costing NHS millions of pounds
According to the NHS Resolution’s annual report and accounts (2016/ 2017), it received 1,833 incident claims for needlestick injuries between 2012 and 2017 (fiscal years).
Of these, the 1,213 successful claims cost the NHS £4,077,441, but a UK-based company, NeedleSmart is now offering a technological solution to reduce injuries and costs – which is reported at more than 100,000 in the UK.
The new needle disposal technology, which can be used in hospitals, clinics and GP surgeries, takes a used hypodermic needle and transforms it into a sterile, non-sharp needle – in seconds.
NeedleSmart chief executive Cliff Kirby said the technology also has data benefits.
“Utilising the in-product Smart Technology, we can record the number of needles processed, types of needles and frequency of needles enabling real-time data.”
“This data can then be used for supple chain activity at source or a later date.”
Delafield Police Department becomes first in Wisconsin to use Needle Shark disposal system
The City of Delafield Police Department recently received donations to purchase two Needle Sharks. The Needle Shark is a safe disposal system for needles.
The devices were purchased thanks to donations from Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc and PRO1TEK in Hartland.
The Delafield Police Department is the first police department to deploy the Needle Shark in Wisconsin. These devices will allow safe disposal of needles. The needles are shredded so they can no longer be used, which also reduces the chances of needle stick injuries. Shredding the needles reduces waste an ...
‘Medical waste segregation at source, disinfection is a must’
Wastes generated at health care facilities, such as hospitals, physicians' offices, dental practices, blood banks, and veterinary hospitals/clinics, as well as medical research facilities and laboratories can be considered as medical waste. Generally, medical waste is healthcare waste that that may be contaminated by blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious materials and is often referred to as regulated medical waste.
“Unfortunately there are no autonomous truck services at the municipalities to transfer medical waste produced at health care facilities,” ISNA news agency quoted Mohsen Farhadi as saying on Friday.
Moreover, even if [hazardous and non-hazardous] waste is segregated at source they will be mixed again while being transferred [to the landfills], so that physicians and nurses are not motivated enough to segregate the waste, Farhadi regretted.
VanishPoint Blood Collection Set
The VanishPoint Blood Collection Set, from Retractable Technologies, Inc., features automated in-vein retraction that effectively reduces the risk of needlestick injuries and blood exposure. The safety mechanism is activated by depressing a retraction trigger that is located near the finger-grip area. This allows for easy one-handed activation, without changes in hand position, while reducing the risk of inadvertent activation. The needle is retracted directly from the patient, virtually eliminating exposure to the contaminated needle.
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VANISHPOINT® BLOOD COLLECTION TUBE HOLDER
Built-in safety mechanism is activated by fully depressing plunger while needle is still in patient
Once activated, needle is automatically retracted from patient, virtually eliminating exposure
Requires minimal training
Safe, efficient disposal
Color coded for gauge size
1cc, 3cc, 5cc, and 10cc syringe sizes available, in a variety of needle gauges and lengths.
NEEDLESMART PROFESSIONAL PH
A product designed specifically for the Phlebotomy market. Taking the contaminated sharp and associated parts at the point of use. The NeedleSmart Ph will destroy the sharp, separate the constituent parts, and sort them into specific waste streams ready for downstream disposal.
The NeedleSmart range has the potential to:
Charging figures: Full charging - 1p to charge. Melt 300 needles - 0.5p
12.5p / kWhr
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