KNMvD Protocol for Accidental Self-injection

KNMvD, Royal Dutch Veterinary Association, wrote a practical protocol for veterinary professionals in the case of accidental self-injection.

In the event of an accidental self-injection, rapid and adequate action is required! Delaying or underestimating the risk too long can have serious consequences.

In veterinary medicine, the most significant risk factors for accidental self-injection are reinserting the needle after injection, storing unprotected needles, handling and injecting animals simultaneously, uncooperative animals, and cold, wet hands. In addition, the veterinarian’s experience and busyness (many patients and long days) appear to play a role. The most common site of self-injection is the non-dominant hand.

You can download the protocol HERE.


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