A global problem with global implications
Needle Stick Injuries are an increasing problem throughout the world as each year globally 12,000,000,000 injections will be adminstered and of these up to 3,000,000 Needle Stick injuries will occur.
80% of all Needle Stick Injuries are preventable!
Of healthcare workers suffering a Needle Stick Injury, across the UK:
- 30% will contract Hepatitis B
- 3% will contract Hepatitis C
- 0.3% will contract HIV / AIDS
Annual UK Needle Stick Injuries
Annual German Needle Stick Injuries
Annual Spain Needle Stick Injuries
Annual USA Needle Stick Injuries
80% of all Needle Stick injuries are preventable!
There are over 100,000 reported needlestick injuries in the UK alone, Spain in excess of 100,000, Germany 500,000 and USA 1,000.000.