CDC Study: Doctors and Nurses Admit to Reusing Syringes for Multiple Patients at Dangerously High Rates

You’d think unsafe injection practices would be a rarity nowadays, but a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study finds that’s not the case.
Unsafe injection practices like reusing syringes on multiple patients are happening at an alarming rate. Researchers say “a dangerous minority of providers [are] violating basic standards of care” — 12% of physicians report that syringe reuse occurs in their workplace, and 3% of nurses admit to performing unsafe injection practices. Even scarier? Five percent of those physicians report that the practice usually or always occurs in their workplace.

Source: Outpatient Surgery/CDC

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