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Title: UNSAFE NEEDLE DEVICES
Type: Picture Slide
Content: Includes an illustration of two lines labeled "Unsafe Needle Devices" coming together to form a down arrow labeled "Needlestick Injuries".
Needlestick injuries are caused by unsafe needle devices rather than careless use by health care workers. (Jagger, 1988). Safer needle devices have been shown to significantly reduce the incidence of accidental needlesticks and exposure to potentially fatal bloodborne illnesses (CDC, 1997).