A new study  published by the University of Virginia International Healthcare Worker Safety Center in the December 8, 2008, Journal of Infection and Public Health, found that U.S. healthcare workers are now significantly safer from needlestick injuries. Much of the credit goes to the innovation of safety engineered devices.
However, the study also found that nonhospital settings such as clinics, private doctors’ and dentists’ offices, long-term care facilities, and freestanding laboratories have an adoption rate 25-35% below hospitals.
Which leads us to the poll question of the week: How has your facility reacted in adopting safety-engineered devices?
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