Needles Usually Associated With Needlestick Injuries

Employees finger with a needle stick

Health care workers use many types of needles and other sharp devices to provide patient care. However, data from hospitals show only a few types of needles and other sharp devices are associated with the majority of injuries. Needles often associated with needlestick injuries include:

  • hypodermic needles
  • blood collection needles
  • suture needles
  • needles used in IV delivery systems