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close this bookInjection Safety: Rapid Assessment Guide (WHO; 2 pages)
View the document1. Use sterile injection equipment
View the document2. Prevent contamination of injection equipment and medication
View the document3. Prevent needlestick injuries to the provider
View the document4. Prevent access to used needles
View the document5. Other practice issues
 

3. Prevent needlestick injuries to the provider

• Anticipate and take measures to prevent sudden patient movement during and after injection. [**]

• Avoid recapping and other hand manipulations of needles. If recapping is necessary, use a single-handed scoop technique. [***]

• Collect used syringes and needles at the point of use in a sharps container that is puncture-and leak-proof and that can be sealed before completely full. [**]

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