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From Putty to Prototype

Petrik, Lynn BSN, RN, CCRC

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: January 2013 - Volume 113 - Issue 1 - p 53–56
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000425753.49665.96
Feature Articles

After sustaining a needlestick injury, a nurse creates a new safety device.

After sustaining a needlestick injury, a nurse sets out to create a safety device for a glucose sensor.

Lynn Petrik is a clinical research coordinator at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University, Athens. Contact author: petrikl@ohio.edu. The author acknowledges Dr. Jay Shubrook for mentorship, Kelly Leffler for assistance with rapid prototyping, Jeffrey Wiseman for help in seeking a manufacturer, and Christopher Jackson for help in filing a patent application. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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