One study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that a staggering 99% of surgeons reported a needle stick injury during their training alone, 53% of which were with high risk patients.
What does NSI stand for?
NSI stands for Needle Stick Injury
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- National Standards Institute
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- National Strategies, Inc. (Washington, DC)
- National Student Index (New Zealand)
- National System of Innovation (various nations)
- National Systems Integrator (Microsoft)
- Natural Science Industries (Farmingdale, NY)
- Naval Science Instructor
- Naval Station Ingleside (Ingleside, TX)
- Naviguer Sur Internet (French: Surfing the Internet)
- Needlestick and Sharps Injuries
- Negative Self Image (psychology)
- Negative Social Impact (HIV/AIDS)
- Negative Social Imprinting (psychology)
- Negotiation Systems International
- Neighborhood Safety Initiative (various organizations)
- Nest Seekers International (real estate; various locations)
- Net Sales Income (finance)
- Net Satisfaction Index
- Network Service Interface
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The Nanopatch also offers a way to stop needle-stick injuries during vaccination which again is a particularly important problem in Africa; with a third of vaccines affected by other complications brought about through cross contamination needle stick injury," he added.
A European survey of Needle stick injury found that nurses (91%) are the main group among health care providers who are more exposed to needle stick injuries as compared to doctors and phlebotomist.
Dengue virus infection transmitted by needle stick injury.
Once the needle is used the polymers absorb moisture from the injected solution or surrounding fluid causing them to expand controllably and thereby blunt and block the needle, preventing its re-use and virtually eliminating the possibility of an involuntary needle stick injury.
Lynette Smith, RN, BSN and Infection Control Coordinator; Leilani Mallare, BN and Manager of Education; and Nancy Gagorik, RN, CRNP and Employee Health coordinator have worked collaboratively utilizing a transdisciplinary approach to implement a Zero Needle Stick injury culture at LifeCare Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Even a needle stick injury that does not result in the transmission of a fatal disease requires medical testing and follow up at costs of up to $3,000 per incident.
SWS's unique proprietary process is FDA approved, is the most cost effective sharps disposal service available on the market and substantially reduces the threat of needle stick injury to health care workers.