Timur Durrani, Author at Clinical Pain Advisor

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Needlestick Injury and Postexposure Prophylaxis

I. Problem/Challenge. Needlestick injuries are a common occupational hazard in the hospital setting. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approximately 385,000 hospital-based healthcare workers experience occupational percutaneous injuries annually. More than 20 blood-borne pathogens might be transmitted from contaminated needles or sharps, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and…

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