"Sharps" injury risk is highest in OR, study finds

04/5/2013 | Philly.com (Philadelphia)

Injuries caused by sharp medical instruments can be associated with a higher risk of blood infections, including HIV and hepatitis B, among surgeons and other operating room personnel, according to a study published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Around 400,000 such injuries occur annually in the U.S., and researchers found the operating room was the site where the risk was highest.

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