Safety issues, risks, and precautions for dermatologic surgery

June K Robinson*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The use of universal precautions can provide an effective barrier to transmission of viral infections. The most common route of occupational human immunodeficiency virus transmission to a health care provider is a self-inflicted needle stick with a contaminated needle. Use of the no-touch suturing technique in dermatologic surgery can lower the risk of such self- inflicted needle sticks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-347
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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