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Rise in sharps injuries among nurses

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New research shows a rise in sharps injuries among healthcare workers around Europe over the last year.

Respondents of the research said the rise in sharps injuries may be due to staff shortages and higher pressures and stress on healthcare staff. 

The survey, which covered more than 300,000 healthcare workers, found workers were being put at unnecessary risk of contracting deadly diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C, with nurses being the ones primarily affected by the sharps injuries. 

The article concludes that more interventions need to be done to protect healthcare workers.

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Source: The Brussels Times, 15 June 2021

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