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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1993|
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