Both patients and health professionals on the sharp end of needlestick injuries

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Both patients and health professionals on the sharp end of needlestick injuries

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Recapping a used needle before disposing of it in the sharps container is risky behaviour

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The number of healthcare professionals and patients injecting diabetes medications and assessing blood glucose levels is growing, so tools and support systems need to be in place to protect against needlestick injuries, writes Helen Snell

If the correct use and administration of diabetic devices and medicines is not followed, healthcare professionals and patients risk needles, Key points