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Needles should not be re-sheathed
  1. A HUANG
  1. Department of General Surgery
  2. Department of Anaesthetics
  3. Milton Keynes General Hospital, Standing Way, Eaglestone, Milton Keynes MK6 5LD, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mr A Huang, 40 York Terrace East, London NW1 4PT, UK
  1. D DUTTA
  1. Department of General Surgery
  2. Department of Anaesthetics
  3. Milton Keynes General Hospital, Standing Way, Eaglestone, Milton Keynes MK6 5LD, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mr A Huang, 40 York Terrace East, London NW1 4PT, UK

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Re-sheathing needles is commonly practised despite universal condemnation.1 2 Even if this can be done without pricking oneself, another hidden danger is that of re-sheathing a large needle with a smaller sheath. It can be seen that the needle has penetrated the sheath and is therefore dangerous. Needles should not be re-sheathed under any circumstances.

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