Strategies for safe injections

Battersby, A., Feilden, R., Stoeckel, P., Da Silva, A., Nelson, C. and Bass, A. (1999) Strategies for safe injections. Bulletin of World Health Organisation, 77 12: 996-1000.

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Author Battersby, A.
Feilden, R.
Stoeckel, P.
Da Silva, A.
Nelson, C.
Bass, A.
Title Strategies for safe injections
Journal name Bulletin of World Health Organisation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0042-9686
Publication date 1999-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 77
Issue 12
Start page 996
End page 1000
Total pages 5
Place of publication Geneva, Switzerland
Publisher World Health Organisation
Collection year 1999
Language eng
fre
spa
Subject C1
321206 Preventive Medicine
730101 Infectious diseases
Abstract In 1998, faced with growing international concern, WHO set out an approach for achieving injection safety that encompassed all elements from patients' expectations and doctors' prescribing habits to waste disposal. This article follows that lead and describes the implications of the approach for two injection technologies: sterilizable and disposable. It argues that focusing on any single technology diverts attention from the more fundamental need for health services to develop their own comprehensive strategies for safe injections. National health authorities will only be able to ensure that injections are administered safely if they take an approach that encompasses the whole system, and choose injection technologies that fit their circumstances.
Keyword Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Disposable Equipment
Injections, Instrumentation
Sterilization
Syringes, Utilization
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Australian Centre for International & Tropical Health
 
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