The blade of a blood lancet device is designed to pierce the skin and draw blood. Except when the used lancet blade is immediately and automatically covered by a sharps safety feature, which renders the blade inaccessible, the exposed sharp blade of a blood lancet presents a puncture hazard to anyone coming in contact with it. Blade exposure can result due to either the lack of a sharps safety feature or device breakage.
Human skin always carries a population of bacteria and often fungi (normal skin flora), which causes no problem for the host when skin is intact. However, puncture injuries to the skin by sharp objects such as blood lancet blades can carry these microbes into the normally sterile tissue below the skin. Such injuries have the potential to cause local skin/soft tissue infections.
11.1 Sweden Diabetes Population and Forecast
11.1.1 Sweden Type 1 Diabetes Population and Forecast
11.1.2 Sweden Type 2 Diabetes Population and Forecast
11.2 Sweden Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) Users and Forecast
11.3 Sweden Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) Market and Forecast
11.3.1 Sweden Blood Glucose Test Strips Market and Forecast
11.3.2 Sweden Blood Glucose Lancet Market and Forecast
11.3.3 Sweden Blood Glucose Meter Market and Forecast
11.4 Reimbursement in Sweden