needlestick injury
noun see needlestick

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Needlestick injury — Classification and external resources ICD 10 W46 ICD 9 E92.05 MeSH …   Wikipedia

  • needlestick injury — noun Puncture of the skin by a hypodermic needle or other sharp object. The nurse developed hepatitis as a result of a needlestick injury …   Wiktionary

  • needlestick injury — noun see needlestick …   Useful english dictionary

  • needlestick injury — /ˈnidlstɪk ɪndʒəri/ (say needlstik injuhree) noun an accidental penetrating injury caused by a hypodermic needle which has already been used by another person and hence contaminated with blood …   Australian English dictionary

  • needlestick-injury — adjective noun …   Wiktionary

  • needlestick — noun Date: 1976 an accidental puncture of the skin with an unsterilized instrument (as a syringe) called also needlestick injury …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • needlestick — nee·dle·stick nēd əl .stik n an accidental puncture of the skin with an unsterilized instrument (as a syringe) called also needlestick injury …   Medical dictionary

  • needlestick — ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ noun or needlestick injury : an accidental puncture of the skin with an unsterilized instrument (as a syringe) * * * needˈlestick adjective (of injuries) caused by medical staff pulling off a dirty or bloody hypodermic needle… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blood-borne disease — A blood borne disease is one that can be spread by contamination by blood.The most common examples are HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and viral haemorrhagic fevers.Diseases that are not usually transmitted directly by blood contact, but rather by… …   Wikipedia

  • Post-exposure prophylaxis — (PEP) is any prophylactic treatment started immediately after exposure to a pathogen (such as a disease causing virus), in order to prevent infection by the pathogen and the development of disease.RabiesPEP is commonly and very effectively used… …   Wikipedia

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