Updated CPG: Community acquired needlestick injury

The Community acquired needlestick injury CPG has been updated and reviewed by the CPG committee. The name has had a slight change to clarify that it does not relate to workplace injuries – the previous name was “Needlestick injury”

The Key points for the CPG are

  1. Community acquired needlestick injuries (CA-NSI) in children are a cause of significant parental anxiety
  2. There are no published reports of an incidental CA-NSI in a child leading to transmission of a blood borne virus such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or HIV
  3. It is important to determine whether a CA-NSI is high risk, and ascertain the immunisation status of the child


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