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Best Infection Control Practices for Skin-Piercing Intradermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Needle Injections

This leaflet outlines the best practices for safe injections, with pictograms to aid in training. Topics include preventing needlestick injuries to the provider, using sterile equipment, preventing contamination of equipment and medication, and preventing access to used needles.

Author: World Health Organization, Safe Injection Global Network, and the International Council of Nurses

Published: 2001

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Citation: Hutin Y, Hauri A, Chiarello L, et al. Best Infection Control Practices for Skin-Piercing Intradermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Needle Injections. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2003;81(7):491-500.

Resource types: Training material

Diseases/vaccines: Not disease/vaccine specific

Topics: Introduction and service delivery, Injection safety and waste management

Regions: Global