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Needlestick Injuries among Employees at a Nationwide Retail Pharmacy Chain, 2000–2011

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Marie A. de Perio*
Affiliation:
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cincinnati, Ohio
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4676 Columbia Parkway, R-10, Cincinnati, OH 45226 (mdeperio@cdc.gov)

Abstract

We reviewed a nationwide retail pharmacy chain's centralized needlestick injury reports. From 2000 to 2011, 33 needlestick injuries were reported by 31 different pharmacy locations and were likely preventable. The annual incidence of needlestick injuries ranged from 0 to 3.62 per 100,000 vaccinations and ranged from 0 to 5.65 per 1,000 immunizing pharmacists.

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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2012

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