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Type: Flow Chart Slide
Content: Includes a flow chart with one main start point labeled "Design Features of a Safer Needle Device" pointing to five points labeled: Barrier between hands and needle; Integral part of device; Protection in place before and after disposal; Simple to operate; and Visual or audible cues.
Source: FDA, 1992 1995
What are the design features of a safer needle device?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has suggested that a safety feature designed to protect health care workers should:
Provide a barrier between the hands and the needle after use; the safety
feature should allow or require the worker's hands to remain behind
the needle at all times.