Injection safety

Best practices for injections and related procedures toolkit

World Health Organization

Cover of publication: Best practices in injection safety

Publication details

Number of pages: 55
Publication date: 2010
ISBN: 9789241599252



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.

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