Infection prevention auditing in podiatry: Collaboration at the national level to ensure safe use of automated scalpel blade removers

      Introduction: Automated scalpel blade removers (SBRs) provide an engineered control to reduce the risk of healthcare worker injury and potential transmission of infection. They are designed for use at the end of procedures to detach scalpel blades from handles prior to reprocessing. We report the outcome following review of SBR use in a podiatry service at a large tertiary hospital.
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