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Epidemiology of Needle Sticks Injuries among Health Workers in Abadan, Southwest Iran

Valipour, A. and Geravandi, S. and Mahboubi, M. and Mohammadi, M. J. and Jamshidi, F. and Rastegarimehr, B. and Momtazan, M. and Karmyan, A. and Afkaneh, B. and Piri, M. and Negad, R. F. and Yari, M. and Jafari, M. R. (2018) Epidemiology of Needle Sticks Injuries among Health Workers in Abadan, Southwest Iran. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 27 (3). pp. 1735-1741. ISSN 1018-4619

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A needle stick injury (NSIs) is a percutaneous piercing wound caused by a sharp instrument. In medical centers one of the most important agents that can threated health patients and health care workers (HCWs) are needle stick injuries (NSIs). The purpose of this study was to investigation of the relative frequency of NSIs among health workers in Abadan, Southwest Iran. In this descriptive study, the population under study contains on all HCWs in Abadan teaching Hospitals, during 2016. Data about health workers' age, sex, site of NSIs injury and case of needle stick were collected. In this study, in order to analyze Excel, SPSS 16.0 and descriptive statistical methods were utilized. The results of the present study showed that 62 cases of NSIs found in this hospital during 2016. According result our study, nurses were maximum cases NSIs between HCWs. Based on the findings, recapping the needles was the most risk factor for NSIs. Result our stud showed that frequency of NSIs were very lower in comparison with standard. It should be emphasized that the decrease in consecutive shift works for nurses may have a significant impact on prevention of these injuries in nursing staff

Item Type: Article
Keywords: needle sticks health workers risk factors abadan intensive-care-unit nosocomial infections sharps injuries saudi-arabia nurses risk surveillance university exposure surgeons
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2018 13:08

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