Latest EPINet™ Results

Currently more than 40 sites in the UK and Ireland are using EPINet™. Twenty-two of these sites are participating in the second year of an RCN surveillance project into needlestick injuries. The second year of this project began on January 1st 2002 and is due to run for twelve months. The participating sites are committed to sharing their data at quarterly intervals to form the basis of a national study. Fourteen sites participated in the first year of this surveillance project with twelve submitting their final figures. The end results saw 888 incidents being reported across the twelve sites, below are a variety of graphs demonstrating these results.

It should be made clear that whilst some hospitals contribute their data to make up a national study, EPINet™ is equally effective on a local level. Individual hospitals, including those in the RCN study, can and have used their figures to identify areas where needlestick injuries most need to be reduced.

Results for 1st January 2005 - 30th June 2006

Download results (PowerPoint Presentation)