I appreciate the efforts of companies to protect us from needle sticks.
I find myself all thumbs at times, and those thumbs always seem to be in the area of something sharp! :chuckle
That being said, we use Abbott needle less IV tubing. My problem with them is that sometimes the spring loaded valve sometimes pushes the tubing back out before I can lock it in place. We also use Insyte needles for IV's they have a push button that retracts the needle, leaving the catheter. They are much longer that what I was used to, and the learning curve was long, for me. Also, if you hit that button while doing your stick, you're done.
We all have trouble with a sliding cover over the syringes we use. It's an extra barrel over the syringe, the idea is that you pull that up over the needle, and twist it to lock it. I am constantly fighting that one. The cover is always sliding up when I don't mean to.
I hope my hospital looks into another syringe system. The rest of our efforts, I think, have been great.
We for some time have been using "scrub safe" devices to pass needles and blades in surgery. The plastic boxes "fell"
to the floor for a while, but everyone is on board now. Thank goodness!!!