Needlestick injuries among employees at a nationwide retail pharmacy chain, 2000-2011.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012 Nov; 33(11):1156-1158
We reviewed a nationwide retail pharmacy chain's centralized needlestick injury reports. From 2000 to 2011, 33 needlestick injuries were reported by 31 different pharmacy locations and were likely preventable. The annual incidence of needlestick injuries ranged from 0 to 3.62 per 100,000 vaccinations and ranged from 0 to 5.65 per 1,000 immunizing pharmacists.
Needlestick-injuries; Pharmacists; Pharmacy-workers; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Pharmaceutical-industry; Infection-control; Disease-control; Disease-prevention; Disease-transmission; Vaccines;
Author Keywords: HETA 2011-0063-3154
Marie A. de Perio, MD, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4676 Columbia Parkway, R-10, Cincinnati, OH 45226
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology