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Needlestick Injury Prevention Program Part II. [ Facility Name ]. About this presentation. This part of the presentation includes information about the recommended safety devices that should be used in Queensland Health facilities.

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about this presentation
About this presentation
  • This part of the presentation includes information about the recommended safety devices that should be used in Queensland Health facilities.
  • Insert the slide that corresponds with the safety device to be used in your facility.
  • Utilise the manufacturer’s instructions to include additional information
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Recommendation 1Retractable syringes
  • Also refer Retractable Syringe Tip Sheet
  • Retractable syringes
    • 1 – 3 mL
    • Various needle gauges (21-29 G) and

lengths (13-38 mm) available

  • VanishPoint syringe incorporates automatic retraction of the needle into the barrel of the syringe, after the plunger is fully depressed
  • The needle is pre-attached therefore drawing up and administration of medication occurs with the same needle.
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Recommendation 1Retractable syringes
  • The retraction mechanism should be activated as part of the normal action of giving the injection i.e. the needle is retracted when the plunger is fully depressed into the barrel of the syringe
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Recommendation 1Retractable syringes
  • Retraction of the needle needs to occur whilst still in the patient
    • ‘In-patient’ needle retraction ensures administration of the complete dose of medication, as well as reduces the risk of NSI
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Recommendation 1Retractable syringes
  • Retractable syringes are not suitable for aspiration, venepuncture, blood gas or blood culture collection
  • Dispose of the syringe into a sharps container after use