needlestick injury prevention and management

Needlestick Injury Prevention and Management

Needlestick Injury Prevention – Needlestick Injury Protocols

  • Never leave the needle unattended
  • Do not resheath the needles
  • Avoid passing unsheathed needles between staffs
  • Plan for safe handling and disposal of needles before giving the injection
  • Do not overfill safety boxes
  • use fill line on the sharp containers
  • Close the container once it reaches the “Fill Lines”
  • Dispose and replace the container appropriately
  • Always dispose of the sharps appropriately in the sharp containers
  • Allow the sharps to drop into the container without using force

Needlestick Injury Management -What to do after needlestick Injury

Step 1 – Immediate Measure


Wash with soap and water

Don’t s

  • Do not panic
  • Do not put pricked finger into mouth
  • Do not squeeze the wound to bleed
  • Do not use bleach or detergent

Step 2 – Reporting

  • Report to immediate supervisor and department of virology
  • Document the incident

Step 3 Treatment

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