Needle stick injury

Each year on average, healthcare professionals (HCP) estimate ±1.2 million needlestick injuries (NSI) – in Europe alone.1 The number on a global scale is certainly higher, not to mention the underestimations: not all NSI’s are necessarily expressed or recorded, either in medical centers and home care settings.

The economic impact associated with NSI is estimated to average $747 per NSI (in 2015).² Testing, worker’s compensation, corrective treatments – These are pressures in their own right.

But the highest cost? The serious and potentially life-long medical consequences as a result of unintended exposure: HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, etc.

Even the uncertainty as one awaits results after a NSI may result in increased emotional stress and loss of work.²

Nipro is committed to helping protect you (and your teams) from needlestick injuries.

Our Safetouch™ portfolio offers a range of different high quality needles with safety devices. Reduce the risk of NSI without having to change puncture technique thanks to safety products that can be activated in-vein and/or with one hand.

From winged needle sets to hypodermic needles, blood collection sets to IV catheters – Explore Nipro’s diverse portfolio of hospital products with safety mechanism:  

Safety that’s simple, straightforward, and self-evident.

In addition to our products, Nipro is committed to helping you find resources on NSI prevention. Here are some links to assist you in establishing effective risk assessment and prevention programs. 

  1. De Raeve P., Sharps Injuries - Stepping Up to the Challenge in Europe, EFN
  2. Cooke C E and Stephens J M, Clinical, economic, and humanistic burden of needlestick injuries in healthcare workers, 29 Sept 2017, Medical Devices: Evidence and Research