An end to needlestick injuries
A large number of all occupationally acquired infectious diseases in the health sector are due to needlestick injuries. Needlestick injuries pose by far the highest risk of infection. More than 50% of all registered cases affect nursing staff, followed by doctors and laboratory staff.
However, this should not lead to the conclusion that needlestick injuries are an unavoidable occupational hazard. By using VACUETTE® safety products, this risk can be virtually eliminated. Furthermore, with VACUETTE® safety products you are working in compliance with EU directives (EU 2010/32).
Available safety products are:
VACUETTE® SAFETY Blood Collection Sets
This product offers a high level of safety by manually activating the protective mechanism while the needle is still inside the vein. The correct activation by the user is indicated by a clearly audible click. The SAFETY Blood Collection Set
is a sterile single use wing cannula connected to a flexible tube, with or without a luer adapter or luer adapter with holder. The product is ergonomically and individually packed, making it easy to open and causing little waste.
The VanishPoint® Blood Collection Set
is a safety device with semi-automated in-vein retraction of the needle to effectively reduce the risk of needlestick injuries and blood exposure. This product is available exclusively through Greiner Bio-One.
VACUETTE® EVOPROTECT SAFETY Blood Collection Set
The VACUETTE® EVOPROTECT
is ergonomically designed and intuitive to use. It has a winged needle and is designed for one-handed activation. The potential for needlestick injuries is minimized by the activation of the safety mechanism while the needle is still in the vein.
VACUETTE® QUICKSHIELD Safety Tube Holders
These safety holders include a protective shield attached directly to the holder. Activating this shield keeps the needle in place after activation, protecting the user against needlestick injuries.