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16 percent of hospitals do not use safe equipment in the drug preparation procedure. Only 11 percent facilities use only safe injection needles, and only one in four uses closed systems for blood collection each time. These are the conclusions of the report Safe Hospital is a Safe Patient, developed by the Coalition for Hospital Safety.
Health care workers are a group particularly exposed to i.a. to contact with biological material or toxic drugs, needle sticks and injuries with sharp instruments, and stress. Meanwhile, the safety of personnel is considered by the European Union as one of the priorities of the strategies of the member states in the coming years.
– Elimination of occupational safety hazards in medical facilities and hospital wards contributes to reducing...
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