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In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health assessed the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens among non-hospital based registered nurses (RNs), and found that nearly one out of 10 of the more than 1,100 nurse participants reported at least one needle stick injury in the previous 12 months. Findings of the study are published in the December issue of Industrial Health.

Non-hospital RNs at risk for needlestick injuries