World Gastroenterology Organisation

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WGO Practice Guideline

Needlestick Injury and Accidental Exposure to Blood


Needlestick Injury: the accidental puncture of the skin by a needle during a medical intervention.

Accidental exposure to blood: the unintended contact with blood and or with body fluids mixed with blood during a medical intervention.

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