Prevention of Ebola needlestick
What is it about?
European data show that healthcare workers in high isolation units were equipped and trained to use needlestick-prevention devices in advance, to be ready to face patients carrying deadly pathogens safely. This should be a priority also in countries where these pathogens (such as Ebola) are endemic/epidemic.
Why is it important?
Adopting a global safety standard would protect healthcare workers everywhere, and allow them to treat highly contagious patients at the best of their ability, without having to choose between their own safety and that of the patients they care.
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