Needlestick Injuries – The Problem & Prevention According to the Royal College of Nursing

4th March 2021 Uncategorised by Laura No comments

Every day, nurses and other health care workers risk exposure to deadly viruses such as hepatitis and HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) as a result of injury from used medical sharps, such as a needles. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) 2009 report on needlestick injuries explains that these injuries expose workers to over 20 different […]

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Staff in drug-ridden jails have won £734,000 in payouts in the last 3 years due to Needle Stick Injuries.

21st February 2020 Uncategorised by Laura No comments

Staff who have become infected by dirty needles in drug-ridden jails have won £734,000 in payouts over the last 3 years. Blenkharn Environmental have revealed that the settlements, including legal costs, were made to as few as nine people. The money was paid for Needle Stick Injuries (NSIs) and blood-borne illnesses passed on by them, […]

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