Devices for preventing percutaneous exposure injuries caused by needles in healthcare personnel
Reddy VK, Lavoie MC, Verbeek JH, Pahwa M.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD009740. DOI:
Percutaneous exposure injuries from devices used for blood collection or for injections expose healthcare workers to the risk of bloodborne infections such as hepatitis B and C, and human immunodeﬁciency virus (HIV). Safety features such as shields or retractableneedles can possibly contribute to the prevention of these injuries and it is important to evaluate their effectiveness.