Did you know 87% of sharps injuries are caused by needles(1), with 41% of injuries occurring after use?
There are over 1 million needlestick injuries reported in Europe per year. Almost half occur after use, showing that current methods of disposal are ineffective in eliminating the injury risk. Because of this, a safe needle disposal system is needed. NeedleDock is designed specifically to address this risk.
Those who suffer a needlestick injury face the risk of contracting a blood borne disease, such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV, which can have life-changing consequences and they often face an agonising wait for test results.
These statistics show that current methods, technology, and working practices are inadequate and that needle disposal requires a more effective, safer solution to protect workers and patients.
NeedleDock eliminates sharps-injury risk at the point of use, which is particularly important as 41% of needlestick injuries occur after use and before disposal.
The NeedleDock system removes the needle from the syringe single-handedly, automatically and safely. Its small opening significantly reduces the chance of injuries, unlike open sharps bins which are not practical as they allow fingers into the container where sharps risks remain.
The NeedleDock sharps bin is spill-safe and so can be safely carried around and used right next to the patient for closer patient care. Needles are permanently stored away in an anti-tamper strong box.
- Royal College of Nursing report: “Needle-stick injury in 2008”