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The Pediatric Forum
November 2001

Sharps Injuries in a Pediatric Teaching Hospital: A Shared Responsibility

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Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2001;155(11):1277-1278. doi:10.1001/archpedi.155.11.1277

An estimated 800 000 percutaneous and mucocutaneous exposures to blood or at-risk biological substances occur in the United States each year.1 Limited data from pediatric institutions have shown a rate of approximately 6 per 100 employees per year.2,3

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