Managing community needlestick injuries

Janine M. Trevillyan, Justin T. Denholm, Denis Spelman

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Abstract

In most cases, transmission of a bloodborne infection is unlikely following a community needlestick injury, particularly if the injury occurred from a discarded needle and syringe. It is important to be aware of particularly high-risk situations so that appropriate prophylaxis and referral can be considered; however, much of the anxiety for patients can be relieved with accurate provision of information and appropriate follow up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-83
Number of pages4
JournalMedicine Today
Volume10
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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