Best practices for injections and related procedures toolkit
The new WHO guidelines provide recommended steps for safe phlebotomy and reiterate accepted principles for drawing, collecting blood and transporting blood to laboratories/blood banks.
The main areas covered by the toolkit are:
- bloodborne pathogens transmitted through unsafe injection practices;
- relevant elements of standard precautions and associated barrier protection;
- best injection and related infection prevention and control practices;
- occupational risk factors and their management.