Published:September 17, 2015DOI:
        In the article, “Fluid Dispersal from Safety Cannulas: An in Vitro Comparative Testing” by Rosenthal et al, in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control (2014;43:305-7), “Gavin Hughes, MD affiliation is incorrect, it should have been Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory (SMTL), Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, South Wales, United Kingdom.

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        • Fluid dispersal from safety cannulas: An in vitro comparative test
          American Journal of Infection ControlVol. 43Issue 3
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            We report a comparative laboratory study between 2 peripheral intravenous catheters equipped with a passive fully automatic safety mechanism to assess generation of blood droplets during withdrawal. One presented no fluid droplets, whereas the other presented droplets in 48% and 60% for the best and worst case, with analysis of variance showing positive effects on the number of droplets generated (P < .001). Safety devices can introduce hazards if health care workers are at risk from blood splatter.
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