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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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

  • 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

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

  • needlestick injury — noun see needlestick …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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 — adjective noun …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • Needle remover — a wall mounted sharps container Needle removers are devices that physically remove a needle from a syringe. In developing countries, there is still a need for improvements in needle safety in hospital settings as most of the needle removal… …   Wikipedia

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