To Prevent Injuries, HMD Introduces a Single-Use Dispojekt Safety Needle
The single-use sterile needles, which were launched with the tagline "taking care of those who take care of us," are supposed to prevent healthcare personnel from the possibility of unintentional NSIs (Needle stick injury)
Over 16 billion injections are delivered annually in transitional and developing nations around the world, according to the WHO (World Health Organization). Because so many people are exposed to needles and syringes each year, it is critical to follow safe injection procedures. A "safe injection" procedure does not injure the patient/recipient, exposes the healthcare provider to any risk, or generates waste that could constitute a community hazard and contribute to blood-borne infections.
Unsafe injection procedures are unfortunately common, putting healthcare professionals, patients, and the general public in danger of death. Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS are the diseases most commonly spread by hazardous injection practices. Abscesses, septicemia, nerve injury, and hemorrhagic fevers can all be caused by unsafe injections. Doctors and healthcare workers are particularly prone to workplace dangers such as inadvertent Needle-Stick Injuries (NSIs), which can occur during or after the administration of an injection.
Medical workers providing intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intradermal injections to patients should use safety-engineered syringes and needles with Sharps Injury Protection/Prevention (SIP) features, according to WHO injection safety recommendations (2015). In keeping with WHO recommendations for safety-engineered products and a longstanding commitment to manufacturing medical devices that ensure the safety of patients and medical workers alike, Hindustan Syringes & Medical Devices Ltd. recently launched single-use safety needles in technical collaboration with Star Syringes of the United Kingdom, with a sharps injury prevention feature under the HSMD brand.
These can be attached to a conventional Dispo Van single-use syringe or a KOJAK Auto Disable safety-designed syringe, which automatically disables after injection to prevent any reuse, preventing the transmission of blood-borne injection-related infection.
The following are the key elements of the Dispojekt SIP (Sharp Injury Prevention) shield:
- Safety mechanism that can be operated with one hand (immediately after needle withdrawal and usage)
- Sharp three-beveled siliconized needle at an affordable price to reduce patient discomfort
- It is simple to use and does not necessitate a change in the injection method.
- Initially available in 22G, 23G, and 24G gauges.
This award-winning company, based in Faridabad, Haryana, India, is one of the world's top three syringe and needle makers. HMD (Hindustan Syringes and Medical Devices Ltd) is currently assisting to supply the global demand for syringes amidst global COVID-19 immunization efforts, producing over 4 lakh syringes per hour.
NSIs appear to be harmless, but according to 2003 WHO report, 3 million accidental NSIs resulted in 37% of all new Hepatitis B infections in healthcare professionals, 39% of new Hepatitis C cases, and roughly 5.5 percent of new HIV cases. More Sharp Injury Prevention studies, which were done on a smaller scale, show that the burden of diseases caused by NSIs in medical staff is still quite significant.