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'Sharps' Injuries Pose Serious Hazard for Surgeons, O.R. Staff

Posted 4 Apr 2013 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, April 4 – Injuries caused by sharp medical instruments are a major hazard for surgeons and other operating room staff, and put them at risk for infection with serious diseases, according to experts. Nearly 400,000 "sharps" injuries occur each year in the United States, and about 25 percent of those injuries occur among surgeons, with their risk at the highest while in the operating ...

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