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Needlestick Safety Challenges Continue
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Clinicians use needles, syringes, and related products every day to care for their patients. These devices carry inherent risk and, if not used and disposed of properly, pose a safety threat to clinicians, patients, and housekeeping, to name a few.

On November 6, 2000, the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act was signed into law, and since then, there has been a significant decrease in sharps injuries.