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1 Sharps Safety This missing piece of the puzzle

2 A good idea… In 2001 Congress passed the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, hoping to help prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens such as HIV, HBV and HCV from accidental sharps injuries.

3 Much to do… Unfortunately, due to slow adoption of the Act by the healthcare community, it is estimated that 4.8 million workers have suffered sharps injuries since 2001.

4 The cost is high… $600 direct cost for follow up on each injury, even if no infection occurs. An estimated 800,000 sharps injuries occur annually $1,000,000 for testing, treatment, lost time and disability for serious infections. At least 1,000 serious infections occur annually. $600 direct cost for follow up on each injury, even if no infection occurs. An estimated 800,000 sharps injuries occur annually $1,000,000 for testing, treatment, lost time and disability for serious infections. At least 1,000 serious infections occur annually.

5 But it does not have to be… The CDC estimates that an average of 75% of all sharps injuries can be prevented by using engineered sharps safety devices. This would equate to 600,000 prevented sharps injuries annually and over $1 billion a year in healthcare cost savings. The CDC estimates that an average of 75% of all sharps injuries can be prevented by using engineered sharps safety devices. This would equate to 600,000 prevented sharps injuries annually and over $1 billion a year in healthcare cost savings.

6 Diamatrix Offer Solutions… In 2001, Diamatrix Ltd introduced the first engineered sharps safety knife for ophthalmology, the ProTekt TM Knife featuring the Click- Safe TM handle.

7 Diamatrix Offer Solutions… Today, Diamatrix Ltd remains the leader in sharps safety knives for ophthalmology, with thirty two blade configurations and two patented sharps safety handles.

8 Don’t be the Missing Piece… Regulatory Agencies have acted and Diamatrix has responded. But there is still a missing piece of the puzzle - you! Until health care facilities such as yours implement the required measures, sharps injuries will continue to cost American healthcare! Regulatory Agencies have acted and Diamatrix has responded. But there is still a missing piece of the puzzle - you! Until health care facilities such as yours implement the required measures, sharps injuries will continue to cost American healthcare!

9 Don’t be the Missing Piece Contact Diamatrix Today!

10 Complimentary Evaluations For your complimentary evaluation of our sharps safety products! Booth # 634 at ASCRS For your complimentary evaluation of our sharps safety products! Booth # 634 at ASCRS

11 Need another incentive? Diamatrix is giving away an iPod at the 2007 ASCRS Congress! Stop by booth 634, see our ProTekt line of sharps safety knives and enter to win! Not attending ASCRS? You can still register to win! Click on the icon below and let us know you would like to enter the drawing! Diamatrix is giving away an iPod at the 2007 ASCRS Congress! Stop by booth 634, see our ProTekt line of sharps safety knives and enter to win! Not attending ASCRS? You can still register to win! Click on the icon below and let us know you would like to enter the drawing!


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