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Needles, Injection, Bifurcated, Protective

Definition : Bifurcated injection needles designed to provide needlestick protection during vaccination (typically smallpox vaccination). These needles usually include some manually positioned or activated mechanism intended to shield or by some other means lessen the possibility of contact of the healthcare provider with the needle. Some needles are mounted on a syringe-like base to provide a support for the protective mechanism and to facilitate manipulation of the needle.

Entry Terms : "Protective Needles" , "Needlestick Prevention Devices" , "Sharps Injury Prevention Devices"

UMDC code : 20542

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