NopoGuard Needlestick Protection Device Launched
NopoGuard from Dental Products Lab (dentalproductslab.com) is described as a first-of-its-kind, reusable, on-syringe needle safety device that protects dental health care personnel from exposure to bloodborne pathogens due to needlestick injuries. In response to federal estimates that up to 800,000 needlestick accidents occur each year — with many more injuries unreported — the Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires dental clinics to implement safety protocols, such as engineered sharps protections. Compatible with an office’s existing syringes and needles, the NopoGuard protects team members without disrupting operatory workflow or requiring practitioners to adopt new instruments. Offering start-to-finish protection at the point of care and during needle disposal, this device satisfies sharps injury protection requirements — and because it’s reusable up to 250 times, the NopoGuard saves money and reduces waste.