Entries by TTS

Dialysis Complication Can Potentially Kill Patients

Venous Needle Dislodgement (VND) is an ongoing risk posed to dialysis patients, particularly in the U.S. VND occurs when a venous needle dislodges during the course of dialysis, creating an immediate danger to patients. Patients who receive dialysis on a regular basis in the U.S. are at elevated risk. The stark reality is that technology […]

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Nurses Experience Needlestick Injuries

Healthcare workers must voice their concerns about products that may increase the incidence of needlesticks. Infusion products like the Evenity syringe needle place healthcare workers at risk. The incorporation of widely available safety needle mechanisms should become the standard of care.  

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Needle-Stick Injuries in Ophthalmic Practice

Study Location This important study took place in the largest tertiary eye care center in Saudi Arabia exploring sharps and needlestick injuries in an ophthalmic surgical environment. The unique risks associated with microsurgery create a challenging environment with high magnification fields combined with minimal room lighting. Many incidents occurred while administering ophthalmic injections, discarding needles […]


Top 10 Health Technology Hazards in Health Care

ECRI puts out its Top 10 Health Technology Hazards in Health Care settings yearly. In the past, they have identified needlesticks and sharps in their top ten. This year, 2023, one of the hazards includes Venous Needle Dislodgement, whereby dialysis patients can bleed out if their access points are not secured. NeedleTape® has been designed to […]

Needlestick injuries: Incidence and Cost

The study explores the cost of NSIs (needlestick injuries) in the U.S. which can range significantly, particularly with and without the use of safety devices. Additionally, there are many other costs including litigation that exceed current estimates.  29% of NSIs can be prevented through the introduction and use of safety devices. To read the full […]

Underreporting in Accidental Needlesticks

This 2018 foreign study (Iran) shows how underreporting is rampant and often due to how busy nurses in this particular study are in their course of work and activity.  In order to fully understand the incidence and prevalence of this pervasive issue,  ongoing education programs are essential in encouraging practitioners to report each accidental needlestick.  […]

Risk of Needle-Stick Injuries Associated With the Use of Subdermal Needle Electrodes

Though an older study, one of the few research studies discussing needlesticks and the use of subdermal needle electrodes during intraoperative neuromonitoring.  (IOM is one of Marea Enterprises‘ largest customer base). Other notes on this study include the sheer number of needles placed on the body at any given time pre-disposes practitioners to accidental needlesticks […]

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Sharps Safety Employee Training

The ongoing focus of Needlestick Safety and Prevention Dr. Amber Mitchell, president and executive director of the International Safety Center, and a leading advocate on needlestick safety and prevention was interviewed regarding the importance of ongoing focus on sharps safety and enhancing employee training to reduce needlestick injuries. A combination of increased patient volumes, employee […]