Published in Blood Weekly, November 9th, 2000
"The November 1999 [U.S.] Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Bloodborne Pathogens Compliance Directive mandates health care institutions examine their phlebotomy practices in order to reduce the risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens," stated Jeffrey E. Topal and colleagues from Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital, Connecticut. "We examined the effect of using vacuum collection devices (e.g., Vacutainer needles and adapters) on the filling of Bactec Plus Aerobic/F...
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