Cause codes: Needlesticks and sharps injuries

The primary event is a potential exposure to a substance by injection due to an injury with a contaminated object that penetrates the skin, mucous membrane, or eyes. Includes cuts, punctures, and lacerations from a contaminated object.

Cause code explanations
Use code... ...if this is the cause Examples include these... ...but not these
0710 Needle stick All syringe needles  
0720 Glassware Pipette, capillary tube, vial  
0730 Blade Lance, scalpel, surgical scissors Knives (utility or food prep), box cutters, carpet cutters. See 1700 Tool related; or if attacked and injured by knife, see 0520 Struck with object or weapon.
0740 Human Bite Bite from other human  
0750 Other Sharp    

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