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What needle-recapping devices are acceptable?
Recapping must be done with a mechanical device or a technique that uses only one hand (i.e., scoop technique). Such techniques ensure that needles are never pointed at or moved toward the practicing HCW, patient, or other workers, either on purpose or accidentally. Newer, self- sheathing anesthetic syringes and needle devices are available and do not require any movements associated with recapping.