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NEEDLESTICK INJURIES IN THE INTERVENTIONAL SUITE:

90%

OF INTERVENTIONALISTS HAVE EXPERIENCED AT LEAST ONE NEEDLESTICK DURING THEIR CAREERS

38%

OF INTERVENTIONALISTS EXPERIENCE ONE OR MORE NEEDLESTICK INJURIES EACH YEAR

46%

OF NEEDLESTICK INJURIES EXPERIENCED BY INTERVENTIONALISTS ARE HIGH-RISK, INVOLVING A NEEDLE TAINTED WITH HBV, HCV, OR HIV

50%

OF NEEDLESTICK INJURIES EXPERIENCED BY INTERVENTIONALISTS GO UNREPORTED

BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN TRANSMISSION RATES AFTER A NEEDLESTICK INJURY:

HIV

1 in 300

HEPATITIS C

1 in 30

HEPATITIS B

1 in 3

AVERAGE DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT COSTS (PER INJURY, 2015):

HEPATITIS C

$386

$653

$910

$25,200

HEPATITIS B

$386

$653

$1,067

$34,046

HIV

$386

$653

$3,092

$482,467

KEY:

SOURCE PATIENT STATUS: NEGATIVE

SOURCE PATIENT STATUS: UNKNOWN

SOURCE PATIENT STATUS: POSITIVE

LIFETIME TREATMENT

NOTE: These costs do not account for lost productivity, increases in disability/worker’s compensation insurance rates, pain and suffering costs, or OSHA fines ranging from $7,000 to $70,000 per citation.