Use Needleless Systems When Available

It’s day 4 of the Don't Get Stuck challenge.

Today's tip is to use needleless systems when available. Many injuries still occur when nurses access IV lines already in place with needles. Prevent these injuries by using needle-less systems. You should always use needle-less blood transfer devices instead of transferring blood from a syringe using a needle. Needle-less blood transfer equipment can prevent these especially high-risk injuries.

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Posted by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) on Aug 23, 2018 8:57 AM America/Chicago

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