Needlestick injuries put healthcare workers across Europe at risk of serious infection every day.
This involves possible infection from 30 potentially dangerous blood-borne pathogens, including:
The danger of infection is greater during procedures using hollow-bore needles, such as:
BD pioneered the development of safety-engineered medical devices and has been at the forefront of this field for nearly two decades. No company has committed more money, human resources or technological know-how to reducing sharps injuries. BD's range of safety products includes hundreds of catalogue items for injection, infusion therapy, sample collection, surgery and sharps disposal.
For many years, BD has been helping healthcare workers to stay safe and minimise their risk of needlestick injury:
At BD, we are committed to raising awareness of the everyday risks faced by healthcare workers and the precautions they can adopt to improve safety.