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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sharp Injuries to Dermatology Residents

Dermatology residents continue to suffer sharp injuries during training. A survey on this topic was recently published by Nambudiri VE, et al (Sharp injuries among US dermatology trainees: A cross-sectional study, J Am Acad Dermatol 74:756-758, 2016). 76% of surveyed dermatology residents reported a sharps injury. Injury during suturing was most common. Recapping needles and “cleaning up” accounted for 12% of reported injuries. The authors advised more safety training for dermatology residents as well as reducing “rushing” during procedures.