A safety hypodermic needle is a type of medical needle that is designed to minimize the risk of accidental needlestick injuries to healthcare workers and patients. These needles typically feature a mechanism that shields or retracts the needle after use, reducing the likelihood of accidental contact with the needle.
There are several types of safety hypodermic needles available on the market, including retractable needles, shielding needles, and self-sheathing needles. Retractable needles feature a spring-loaded mechanism that retracts the needle into the syringe after use. Shielding needles have a physical barrier that covers the needle after use. Self-sheathing needles have a mechanism that causes a sheath to cover the needle after use.
Safety hypodermic needles are an important innovation in medical technology, as they help to protect healthcare workers from the risk of blood-borne infections and other potential health hazards associated with accidental needlestick injuries. They also reduce the risk of accidental injury to patients during medical procedures.
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