Summary: Penetrating stab wounds caused by needles. They are of special concern to health care workers since such injuries put them at risk for developing infectious disease.
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- Epidemiology of needlestick injuries among health care workers in a secondary care hospital in Saudi ArabiaSaulat Jahan
Preventive Medicine Department, Buraidah Central Hospital, Buraidah, Al Qassim, Saudi Arabia
Ann Saudi Med 25:233-8. 2005Accidental needlestick injuries sustained by health care workers are a common occupational hazard in health care settings...
- Differences between hospital- and community-acquired blood exposure incidents revealed by a regional expert counseling centerP Th L van Wijk
Department of Medical Microbiology en Infection Control, Jeroen Bosch Hospital, POB 90153, 5211 ME, s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Infection 34:17-21. 2006..Blood-exposure prevention programs should aim at a reduction of high-risk incidents within hospitals, and at increasing the awareness for vaccination and early reporting within the community setting...
- Epidemiology of needlesticks and other sharps injuries and injection safety practices in the Dominican RepublicPedro L Moro
Immunization Safety Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Am J Infect Control 35:552-9. 2007..Contaminated sharps, such as needles, lancets, scalpels, broken glass, specimen tubes, and other instruments, can transmit bloodborne pathogens such as HIV, hepatitis B (HBV), and hepatitis C viruses (HCV)...
- Occupational injury history and universal precautions awareness: a survey in Kabul hospital staffAhmad Shah Salehi
Ministry of Public Health, Kabul, Afghanistan
BMC Infect Dis 10:19. 2010..Health staff in Afghanistan may be at high risk of needle stick injury and occupational infection with blood borne pathogens, but we have not found any published or unpublished data...
- Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids among health care workers in a general hospital, ChinaMin Zhang
National Institute for Occupational Health and Poison Control, China CDC, Beijing, China
Am J Ind Med 52:89-98. 2009..To understand current status of occupational exposure to blood and body fluids (BBF), and awareness of knowledge about occupational bloodborne pathogen exposures and universal precaution among hospital-based health care workers (HCWs)...
- Characteristics of persons and jobs with needlestick injuries in a national data setJ Paul Leigh
Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA 95616 8638, USA
Am J Infect Control 36:414-20. 2008..Physicians, nurses, and others are at risk of needlesticks, yet little national information is available regarding incidence across demographic and occupational categories...
- Evaluating infection control practices among dentists in VÃ¢lcea, Romania, in 1998Rosemary E Duffy
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:570-5. 2004..Training and education are needed regarding the importance of USP, hepatitis B vaccination, and alternative practices when resources are insufficient...
- Injection practices in southern part of IndiaM Rajasekaran
Department of Pharmacology, KAP Viswanatham Government Medical College, Trichy, Tamilnadu, India
Public Health 117:208-13. 2003..The annual incidence of needlestick injuries among providers was 23.6, which is extremely high...
- Injury reports in a dental school: a two-year overviewRichard S Callan
Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry, 1120 15 Street, AD 3255, Augusta, Ga 30912 1260, USA
J Dent Educ 70:1089-97. 2006....
- Evaluation of interventions to prevent needlestick injuries in health care occupationsB Rogers
School of Public Health, Occupational Health Nursing, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27955 7400, USA
Am J Prev Med 18:90-8. 2000The objective of this study was to evaluate interventions that reduce or prevent needlestick injuries in health care occupations.
- Epidemiology of needlestick and sharps injuries among professional Korean nursesDerek R Smith
International Center for Research Promotion and Informatics, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Tama ku, Kawasaki, Japan
J Prof Nurs 22:359-66. 2006..Intervention and preventive strategies to help reduce their NSI exposures are urgently required in this country...
- Percutaneous exposure incidents of the health care personnel in a newly founded tertiary hospital: a prospective studyMatthew E Falagas
Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
PLoS ONE 2:e194. 2007..We undertook this study in order to estimate the overall incidence of such injuries in a newly founded tertiary hospital, and to evaluate possible changes in their incidence over time...
- Effects of hospital staffing and organizational climate on needlestick injuries to nursesSean P Clarke
Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, 19104 6096, USA
Am J Public Health 92:1115-9. 2002This study determined the effects of nurse staffing and nursing organization on the likelihood of needlestick injuries in hospital nurses.
- Dengue virus infection transmitted by needle stick injuryJ Langgartner
Department of Internal Medicine I, University Medical Center, University of Regensburg, Germany
J Infect 44:269-70. 2002
- Needlestick injuries among surgeons in trainingMartin A Makary
Center for Outcomes Research, Department of Surgery, Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Quality and Safety Research Group, Baltimore 21231, USA
N Engl J Med 356:2693-9. 2007Surgeons in training are at high risk for needlestick injuries. The reporting of such injuries is a critical step in initiating early prophylaxis or treatment.
- Preventing percutaneous injuries among dental health care personnelJennifer L Cleveland
Division of Oral Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
J Am Dent Assoc 138:169-78; quiz 247-8. 2007..This article describes the circumstances of percutaneous injuries among a sample of hospital-based dental HCP and estimates the preventability of a subset of these injuries: needlesticks...
- Occupational blood and body fluid exposure in an Australian teaching hospitalP Bi
Department of Public Health, The University of Adelaide, and Occupational Health and Safety Unit, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Epidemiol Infect 134:465-71. 2006..1%). This study indicated that emphasis on work practice, attire, disposal systems and education strategies, as well as the use of safety sharps should be employed to reduce work-related injuries among HCWs in Australia...
- Occupational exposure to biological fluids among a cohort of Brazilian dentistsWanessa Teixeira Bellissimo-Rodrigues
Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto, Univeristy of São Paulo, Brazil
Int Dent J 56:332-7. 2006..To evaluate the epidemiology of percutaneous occupational exposure to biologic fluids and the level of compliance with some recommendations contained in the 'Standard Precautions' among dentists...
- Epidemiology of needlestick and sharps injuries among nurses in a Japanese teaching hospitalD R Smith
Department of Hazard Assessment, National Institute of Industrial Health, Kawasaki, Japan
J Hosp Infect 64:44-9. 2006..Intervention strategies should consider the emerging complicity of psychosocial factors on NSI among hospital staff in Japan, as elsewhere...
- Sharps injury and body fluid exposure among health care workers in an Australian tertiary hospital- Peng Bi
Discipline of Public Health, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
Asia Pac J Public Health 20:139-47. 2008..Further research into Australian work practices, disposal systems, education strategies, and the use of safety sharps should be emphasized to implement strategies to reduce work-related injuries among health care workers...
- Needlestick injuries among health care workers of University of Alexandria HospitalsM I Hanafi
Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt
East Mediterr Health J 17:26-35. 2011..41), adherence to infection control guidelines (OR 0.42), training in injection safety (OR 0.14), comfortable room temperature (OR 0.32) and availability of a written protocol for prompt reporting (OR 0.37)...
- Management of needlestick injuries in general dental practiceA J Smith
Infection Research Group, Glasgow Dental Hospital and School
Br Dent J 190:645-50. 2001The objective of this paper is to advise on the development of practical policies for needlestick injuries in general dental practice...
- Epidemiological characteristics of occupational blood exposures of healthcare workers in a university hospital in South Korea for 10 yearsH S Oh
Infection Control Service, Seoul National University Hospital, 28 Yongondong Chongnogu, Seoul 110 744, South Korea
J Hosp Infect 60:269-75. 2005..We also found an increase in the risk of HCV and HIV during the study period, suggesting that OBEs could be a serious threat to HCWs...
- Percutaneous injuries among dental professionals in Washington StateSyed M Shah
Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
BMC Public Health 6:269. 2006..This study was conducted to identify the circumstances and equipment related to percutaneous injuries among dental professionals...
- Use of HIV postexposure prophylaxis by dental health care personnel: an overview and updated recommendationsJennifer L Cleveland
Division of Oral Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
J Am Dent Assoc 133:1619-26. 2002..They also discuss updated U.S. Public Health Service, or USPHS, recommendations for managing occupational exposures to HIV, as well as considerations for dentistry...
- Body fluid exposure in nurses of Fars province, Southern IranMehrdad Askarian
Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Arch Iran Med 11:515-21. 2008..Blood and body fluid exposures place healthcare workers at risk for blood-borne infections. To determine the extent of the problem in Iran, we assessed blood and body fluid exposure in healthcare workers in Fars Province hospitals...
- Accidental exposures to blood and body fluid in the operation room and the issue of underreportingMiki Nagao
Department of Infection Control and Prevention, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan
Am J Infect Control 37:541-4. 2009..To reduce exposure injuries in the operating room, further efforts are required including education, mentoring, and competency training for operation personnel...
- Needlestick injuries among medical studentsJ Megan M Patterson
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Am J Infect Control 31:226-30. 2003..METHODS: This prospective cohort study evaluated needlestick injuries and practices regarding the use of protective strategies against bloodborne pathogens in medical students...
- Chinese EPINet and recall rates for percutaneous injuries: an epidemic proportion of underreporting in the Taiwan healthcare systemJudith Shu Chu Shiao
Department of Nursing, National Taiwan University, College of Medicine and NTU Hospital, Taiwan
J Occup Health 51:132-6. 2009..We compared data from EPINet and recall of PIs using a cross-sectional survey for rates to establish the reliability of the new system...
- Occupational exposures to bloodborne viruses among German dental professionals and students in a clinical settingSabine Wicker
Occupational Health Service, Hospital of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt, Theodor Stern Kai 7, 60590, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Int Arch Occup Environ Health 83:77-83. 2010..Despite improved methods of preventing exposures like needlestick injuries (NSI), occupational exposures still continue to occur...
- Adherence to management after occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogen among health care workers in TaiwanNai Ying Ko
Department of Nursing and Center of Infection Control, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University and Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan
Am J Infect Control 37:609-11. 2009..Adherence was associated with percutaneous injury and knowledge of the seropositive status of source patients. Regular follow-ups for seroconversion testing are essential to improving the quality of postexposure management...
- Injection safety: knowledge and practice among health workersS Kolade Ernest
Department of Paediatrics/Child Health, University of Ilorin, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
West Afr J Med 21:70-3. 2002..Training on safe injection practices is therefore recommended...
- Injection safety practice among health workers in static immunization centres in a Nigerian urban communityO I Musa
Trop Doct 36:185-6. 2006
- Needlestick injuries among medical students: incidence and implicationsGiriraj K Sharma
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, USA
Acad Med 84:1815-21. 2009To determine the incidence of needlestick injuries in medical school and to examine the behaviors associated with reporting injuries to an occupational health office...
- Prevalence and prevention of needlestick injuries among health care workers in a German university hospitalSabine Wicker
Occupational Health Service, Hospital of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt, Theodor Stern Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt, Germany
Int Arch Occup Environ Health 81:347-54. 2008..b>Needlestick injuries can be prevented by safer devices.
- Needlestick injuries among nurses of Fars province, IranMehrdad Askarian
Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Ann Epidemiol 17:988-92. 2007..A prevalence survey was performed to estimate the magnitude and predictors for needlestick injury (NSI) in nurses of Fars province hospitals...
- Needlestick injuries in nurses--the Poznań studyBartosz Bilski
Department of Preventive Medicine, Medical University, Poznan, Poland
Int J Occup Med Environ Health 18:251-4. 2005b>Needlestick injuries in healthcare workers are common. They are one of the main ways of transmitting large numbers of pathogenic micro-organisms in healthcare institutions...
- Needlestick injuries during surgical procedures: a multidisciplinary online studySimon Adams
Department of General Surgery, York District Hospital, Wigginton Road, York YO31 8HE, UK
Occup Med (Lond) 60:139-44. 2010b>Needlestick injuries are common during surgical procedures. Following such an injury, local protocols should be followed to minimize the risk of infection.
- Work schedule, needle use, and needlestick injuries among registered nursesAlison M Trinkoff
Work and Health Research Center, Department of Family and Community Health, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:156-64. 2007To examine the association between working conditions and needlestick injury among registered nurses. We also describe needle use and needlestick injuries according to nursing position, workplace, and specialty.
- Risk of needlestick injuries by injection pensG Pellissier
Groupe d Etude sur le Risque d Exposition des Soignants aux agents infectieux GERES, Faculte de Medecine X Bichat, Paris, France
J Hosp Infect 63:60-4. 2006..study was to evaluate the rate of injection pen use by healthcare workers (HCWs) and the associated risk of needlestick injuries to document and compare injury rates between injection pens and subcutaneous syringes...
- Frequency and barriers of underreported needlestick injuries amongst Iranian nurses, a questionnaire surveyArman Azadi
Department of Nursing, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
J Clin Nurs 20:488-93. 2011To determine the frequency of needlestick injuries and barriers of reporting such injuries amongst Iranian nurses.
- Blunt needles for the reduction of needlestick injuries during cesarean delivery: a randomized controlled trialScott Sullivan
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, 29425, USA
Obstet Gynecol 114:211-6. 2009To compare the rate of glove perforation as a proxy for needlestick injuries between blunt and sharp needles used during cesarean-delivery closure and to survey physician satisfaction with blunt needles.
- Percutaneous injury, blood exposure, and adherence to standard precautions: are hospital-based health care providers still at risk?Bradley N Doebbeling
Program in Health Services Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
Clin Infect Dis 37:1006-13. 2003..New strategies for preventing exposures, training, and monitoring adherence are needed...
- Needle stick injuries among nurses in sub-Saharan AfricaFredrich M Nsubuga
Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
Trop Med Int Health 10:773-81. 2005..The strongest predictor for needle stick injuries was lack of training. Other important risk factors were related to long working hours, working habits, and experience...
- Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids among health care workers in Ankara, TurkeyAlpay Azap
Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Am J Infect Control 33:48-52. 2005..Because there are no systematic recording programs in Turkey, national data concerning frequency of exposures are not readily available...
- Serial nosocomial transmission of Plasmodium falciparum malaria from patient to nurse to patientRichard L Alweis
Department of Medicine, Mount Auburn Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:55-9. 2004..The implications of this mechanism of transmission are discussed...
- A review of sharps injuries and preventative strategiesJ C Trim
Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infection Control, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, Edgbaston, UK
J Hosp Infect 53:237-42. 2003..Introducing needle protective devices should be considered particularly in high-risk areas, after training, education, evaluation and cost-benefit analysis...
- Estimation of the global burden of disease attributable to contaminated sharps injuries among health-care workersAnnette Prüss-Ustün
Protection of the Human Environment, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Am J Ind Med 48:482-90. 2005..The global burden of hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection due to percutaneous injuries among health care workers (HCWs) is estimated...
- Analysis of sharps injury occurrences at a hospital in SingaporeLeng Nee Ng
Alexandra Hospital, 378 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159964
Int J Nurs Pract 8:274-81. 2002..Rates of injuries were similar to the rates found at another local hospital. At the hospital studied, sharps with safety features had effectively produced no reported cases of sharps injuries...
- Needlestick and sharps injuries among nursing studentsDerek R Smith
Department of Hazard Assessment, National Institute of Industrial Health, Kawasaki, Japan
J Adv Nurs 51:449-55. 2005This paper reports the first investigation of the prevalence and nature of needlestick injuries among Australian nursing students.
- Are Australia's healthcare workers stuck with inadequate needle protection? The most direct way to reduce percutaneous injuries is to make devices saferJanine C Jagger
Med J Aust 177:405-6. 2002
- Needlestick and sharps injuries among nurses in a tropical Australian hospitalDerek R Smith
Department of Hazard Assessment, National Institute of Industrial Health, Kawasaki, Japan
Int J Nurs Pract 12:71-7. 2006..Overall, our study has shown that NSI events represent an important workplace issue for tropical Australian nurses. Their actual rate might also be higher than official reports suggest...
- Hollow-bore needlestick injuries in a tertiary teaching hospital: epidemiology, education and engineeringR Michael Whitby
Infection Management Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Ipswich Road, Wolloongabba, QLD 4102, Australia
Med J Aust 177:418-22. 2002..To describe the frequency, cause and potential cost of prevention of hollow-bore dirty needlestick injury (NSI) sustained by healthcare workers...
- Needlestick injuries during medical trainingS Deisenhammer
Unit for Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology and Net Teaching, Institute and Outpatient Clinic for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
J Hosp Infect 63:263-7. 2006Medical students are at risk of acquiring infections caused by needlestick injuries, although it is unknown when needlestick injuries are most likely to occur during medical training...
- Are we getting the point? Needlestick injuries-an ongoing problemT K McAdam
Emergency Department, Royal Victoria Hospital, Grosvenor Rd, Belfast BT12 6BA, UK
Int J STD AIDS 13:453-5. 2002..Most perforations were located on the thumb and index fingers. There were no needlestick injuries reported during this period...
- Evaluation of 19 cases of inadvertent globe perforation due to periocular injectionsSalil S Gadkari
Gadkari Eye Centre, Pune, India
Indian J Ophthalmol 55:103-7. 2007..Inadvertent globe perforation due to periocular injection is a serious iatrogenic complication...
- Prevalence of nonreporting behavior of sharps injuries in Taiwanese health care workersJ S Shiao
China Junior College of Medical Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Am J Infect Control 27:254-7. 1999..The results also suggest that the current prevention programs, currently provided by the general nursing department, require expert content knowledge in infection control if nonreporting and SIs are to be reduced...
- HIV/AIDS and exposure of healthcare workers to body fluids in Ethiopia: attitudes toward universal precautionsA A Reda
Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Haramaya University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
J Hosp Infect 71:163-9. 2009..The HCWs had insufficient knowledge and perception of UPs, along with a one-year prevalence of needlestick injury of 29.1% (95% confidence interval: 24.2-34.0). Policies and more intensive training are required for HCWs in Ethiopia...
- Needlestick injuries in a major teaching hospital: the worthwhile effect of hospital-wide replacement of conventional hollow-bore needlesMichael Whitby
Center for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Am J Infect Control 36:180-6. 2008....
- Preventing sharps injuries in the operating roomRamon Berguer
Department of Surgery, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Martinez, CA 94553, USA
J Am Coll Surg 199:462-7. 2004
- Blood and body fluid exposure risks among health care workers: results from the Duke Health and Safety Surveillance SystemJohn M Dement
Department of Community and Family Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
Am J Ind Med 46:637-48. 2004Health care workers (HCWs) are at risk of exposures to human blood and body fluids (BBF). Needlestick injuries and splashes place HCWs at risk for numerous blood-borne infections including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B (..
- Needlestick injuries among female veterinarians: frequency, syringe contents and side-effectsJ R Wilkins
Division of Epidemiology and Biometrics, School of Public Health, Ohio State University, Columbus 43210, USA
Occup Med (Lond) 47:451-7. 1997....
- Occupational exposure to blood and risk of bloodborne virus infection among health care workers in rural north Indian health care settingsMichelle Kermode
School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Am J Infect Control 33:34-41. 2005..In contrast, the situation for HCWs in low-income countries is not well documented, and their health and safety remains a neglected issue...
- Evaluation and implementation of a needleless intravenous system: making needlesticks a needless problemR Skolnick
Department of Nursing, Olive View Medical Center, Sylmar, CA
Am J Infect Control 21:39-41. 1993..cannulas and specially designed injection sites was introduced at Olive View Medical Center to reduce needlestick injuries, particularly IV-related needlesticks...
- Needlestick injuries in a tertiary care centre in Mumbai, IndiaA Mehta
P D Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim West, Mumbai 400 016, India
J Hosp Infect 60:368-73. 2005..a tertiary care centre in central Mumbai, and we report a six-year (1998--2003) ongoing surveillance of needlestick injuries. Of the 380 HCWs who reported needlestick injuries, 45% were nurses, 33% were attendants, 11% were doctors ..
- Estimation of the risk of bloodborne pathogens to health care workers after a needlestick injury in TaiwanJ Shiao
Department of Nursing, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
Am J Infect Control 30:15-20. 2002....
- Occupational exposure of health workers to blood and body fluids in six hospitals of Tigray region (August 1-30, 2006): magnitude and managementAmanuel Gessessew
Department of Gynecology, Mekele Hospital, Tigray
Ethiop Med J 47:213-9. 2009..Needle stick injuries, blood and body fluids contact to non-intact skin and accidental splash to the mucus membrane are known to transmit infections. There is paucity of reports of such type of exposure in Ethiopia...
- A long-term study of sharps injuries among health care workers in JapanYoshimasa Nagao
Department of Patient Safety, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan
Am J Infect Control 35:407-11. 2007..Although the Japanese version of Exposure Prevention Information Network (EPINet) was introduced in 1997, no published data in the clinical setting have been available yet...
- Student nurses in Taiwan at high risk for needlestick injuriesJudith Shu-Chu Shiao
Faculty of Nursing, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
Ann Epidemiol 12:197-201. 2002PURPOSE: To describe the prevalence and characteristics of needlestick injuries (NSI) in student nurses in Taiwan...
- Occupational exposure to needlestick injuries and hepatitis B vaccination coverage among health care workers in EgyptMaha Talaat
US Naval Medical Research Unit, no 3, Cairo, Egypt
Am J Infect Control 31:469-74. 2003..This study explores the frequency of exposure to needlestick injuries and the hepatitis B vaccination coverage among HCWs in Egypt.
- Organizational climate, staffing, and safety equipment as predictors of needlestick injuries and near-misses in hospital nursesSean P Clarke
Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, 420 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Am J Infect Control 30:207-16. 2002..to staffing and organizational climate in their hospitals and about patient and nurse outcomes, including needlestick injuries. Hospitals provided information about available protective devices at the time of the survey...
- Differences in percutaneous injury patterns in a multi-hospital systemHilary M Babcock
Infectious Disease Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:731-6. 2003..CONCLUSIONS: Significant differences exist in injury rates and patterns among different types of hospitals. These data can be used to target intervention strategies...
- Needlestick injuries in veterinary medicineJ Scott Weese
Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
Can Vet J 49:780-4. 2008b>Needlestick injuries are an inherent risk of handling needles during the course of veterinary practice...
- StuckChristine Seibert
University of Wisconsin Health-East Clinic, Madison, WI 53718, USA
Ann Intern Med 138:765-6. 2003
- Reducing percutaneous injuries at an academic health center: a 5-year reviewMarcia Trapé-Cardoso
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, USA
Am J Infect Control 32:301-5. 2004....
- Looking inside the 2003 CDC dental infection control guidelinesJennifer A Harte
U.S. Air Force Dental Investigation Service, Great Lakes, Ill 60088, USA
J Calif Dent Assoc 32:919-30. 2004..It is not intended to be a comprehensive review. Readers can access the complete document (Figure 1) by visiting www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/ infectioncontrol...
- Preventing needlestick injuries among healthcare workers: a WHO-ICN collaborationSusan Q Wilburn
International Council of Nurses, Geneva, Switzerland
Int J Occup Environ Health 10:451-6. 2004..Council of Nurses launched a pilot project in three countries to protect healthcare workers from needlestick injuries. The results of the pilot will be disseminated worldwide, along with best policies and practices for ..
- Needlestick injuries in the United States. Epidemiologic, economic, and quality of life issuesJennifer M Lee
Abt Associates, Inc, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
AAOHN J 53:117-33. 2005Best evidence from prospective studies with aggressive monitoring suggests that the incidence of needlestick injuries is significantly higher than reported through passive surveillance, ranging from 14 to 839 needlestick injuries per 1,..
- Fish vaccine injection injuries of the handA C O'Neill
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, University College Hospital, Galway, Ireland
Br J Plast Surg 58:547-9. 2005..The marked vascular changes often associated with such injuries were absent. All patients were treated with intravenous antibiotics combined with early surgical debridement and irrigation. We report full recovery in all three patients...
- Workers' compensation claims for needlestick injuries among healthcare workers in Washington State, 1996-2000Syed M Shah
Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, Washington, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:775-81. 2005To characterize accepted workers' compensation claims for needlestick injuries filed by healthcare workers (HCWs) in non-hospital compared with hospital settings in Washington State.
- Needlestick transmission of hepatitis CMark S Sulkowski
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 424 N Bond St, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
JAMA 287:2406-13. 2002..These data underscore the importance of identifying persons with acute HCV infection and promptly referring them to experienced clinicians who can provide updated counseling and treatment...
- Sharps-related injuries in California healthcare facilities: pilot study results from the Sharps Injury Surveillance RegistryMarion Gillen
Department of Community Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, Box 0608, San Francisco, CA 94143-0608, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:113-21. 2003..In the future, mandated reporting using standardized forms and consistent application of decision rules would facilitate a more thorough analysis of injury events...
- Evaluation of a safety resheathable winged steel needle for prevention of percutaneous injuries associated with intravascular-access procedures among healthcare workersMeryl H Mendelson
Department of Medicine and Infection Control, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York 10029, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:105-12. 2003..The residual risk of injury associated with this device can be reduced further with increased compliance with proper activation procedures...
- Medical students' knowledge of sharps injuriesS K F Elliott
Clinical Microbiology, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TH, UK
J Hosp Infect 60:374-7. 2005..students are at risk of occupational exposure to blood-borne viruses following sharps incidents including needlestick injuries. The recent Department of Health guidelines recommend that all HCWs entering a career involving exposure-..
- Preventing needlestick injuriesGuido R Zanni
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
Consult Pharm 22:400-2, 404-6, 409. 2007..Policy, practice, and training need to address new devices engineered to prevent sharps injuries, sharps disposal containers, and prophylaxis after percutaneous injury...
- [Post-exposure prophylaxis of HIV infection in out-patient clinic of hospital for infectious diseases in Warsaw in 2001-2002]Justyna Dominika Kowalska
Poradnia Profilaktyczno Lecznicza Wojewódzki Szpital Zakaźny ul Leszno 17, 01 199 Warszawa
Przegl Epidemiol 60:789-94. 2006..Even though tolerability in terms of SE frequency was slightly better in HCWs group, non-HCWs were more willing to take ARV for four weeks even in presence of SE. More of non-HCWs followed full drug prophylaxis...
- Occupational exposures among nurses and housekeeping personnel in King Chulalongkorn Memorial HospitalNarin Hiransuthikul
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
J Med Assoc Thai 89:S140-9. 2006..CONCLUSION: The incidence of BBFE among nurses and housekeeping personnel in King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital was high. Systematic control measures and good organization of the work and workplace should be urgently implemented...
- [Risk of the transmission of blood-borne viruses from infected medical personnel to patients]Maria Ganczak
Zaklad Higieny i Epidemiologii PAM w Szczecinie
Pol Merkur Lekarski 18:236-40. 2005..Experts and regulatory bodies in Poland need to take decisions and prepare written policies on how best to prevent transfer of blood borne viruses from health care workers to patients...
- Post-exposure prophylaxis with a maraviroc-containing regimen after occupational exposure to a multi-resistant HIV-infected source personFrédéric Méchaï
1 AP HP, Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases Department, Bicetre University Hospital, Paris XI University, Le Kremin Bicêtre, France
J Med Virol 80:9-10. 2008..Post-exposure prophylaxis was well tolerated, with no increase in liver function tests. The health care worker remained HIV-negative after a 6-month follow-up...
- Non-hospital based registered nurses and the risk of bloodborne pathogen exposureRobyn R M Gershon
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
Ind Health 45:695-704. 2007..Significant correlates of needlestick injuries included tenure, patient load, hours worked, lack of compliance with standard precautions, handling needles ..
- National incidence of percutaneous injury in Taiwan healthcare workersJudith S C Shiao
Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Res Nurs Health 31:172-9. 2008..This study documents the annual incidence of PCI among HCWs showing important potential exposure to viral hepatitis and HIV in Taiwan...
- Evaluation of potential reduction in blood and body fluid exposures by use of alternative instrumentsEugene R Waclawski
Occupational Health Service, NHS Argyll and Clyde, Dykebar Hospital, Grahamston Road, Paisley PA2 7DE, UK
Occup Med (Lond) 54:567-9. 2004..Injuries from needlestick, sharps injuries and splashes lead to exposure to blood and body fluids with the potential for transmission of blood-borne viruses...
- Health care workers' exposure to blood-borne pathogens in LebanonUmayya M Musharrafieh
Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Occup Med (Lond) 58:94-8. 2008..Accidental exposure to blood-borne pathogens (BBPs) is a risk for health care workers (HCWs)...
- Injury or body fluid splash incidence rate during three months period in elective surgery procedures, at Dicle University Hospital, Diyarbakir, TurkeyMeliksah Ertem
Department of Public Health, Medicine Faculty of Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg 14:40-5. 2008..This study would help to plan the preventive measures for injuries and BBF splashes...
- Working with risk: occupational safety issues among healthcare workers in KenyaM Taegtmeyer
Liverpool VCT, Care and Treatment, Nairobi, Kenya
AIDS Care 20:304-10. 2008..and population-based surveys, qualitative interviews and operational research with 650 staff at risk of needlestick injuries (NSIs)...
- Safe injection practice among health care workers, Gharbiya, EgyptNanees A Ismail
Community, Environmental and Occupational Medicine department University of Tanta, Tanta, Egypt
J Egypt Public Health Assoc 80:563-83. 2005..2%) and hand washing was the common post exposure prophylaxis measure (63.4%). Only 11.3% of HCWs had full course hepatitis B vaccination. Infection control -including safe injections- training programs should be afforded to all HCWs...
- Access to occupational postexposure prophylaxis for primary health care workers in rural Africa: a cross-sectional studyAnniek J De Baets
Nutrition and Child Health Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
Am J Infect Control 35:545-51. 2007..Adapted PEP training and a starter's kit (for human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus, and syphilis prophylaxis) could improve access...
- Strategies for preventing sharps injuries in the operating roomRamon Berguer
Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Department of Surgery, 2500 Alhambra Avenue, Martinez, CA 94553, USA
Surg Clin North Am 85:1299-305, xiii. 2005..The article also provides related sources for further information...
- Blood exposure among paramedics: incidence rates from the national study to prevent blood exposure in paramedicsJack K Leiss
Constella Health Sciences, Constella Group, Inc, Durham, NC 27713, USA
Ann Epidemiol 16:720-5. 2006..More attention should be given to reducing mucocutaneous exposures. The impact of legislation on reducing exposures and the importance of nonintact skin exposures need to be better understood...
- [Accidental exposure to blood by midwives in French maternity units: results of the national surveillance 2003]A Vincent
Centre de Coordination de la Lutte contre les Infections Nosocomiales (C. CLIN) Sud-Est, Pavillon 1M, Centre Hospitalier Lyon-Sud,
J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris) 35:247-56. 2006..CONCLUSION: Improving knowledge of risk as well as promotion of protection/prevention measures well adapted to this profession should be helpful in optimizing future attitudes...
- [Occupational exposures with risk of transmission of HIV, HBC and HCV in health care workers]U Meyer
Clinique de Medecine, Hôpital regional de l Emmental, 3400 Burgdorf
Rev Med Suisse 1:2327-31. 2005..When a health care worker has been exposed to one of the blood-born viruses, thorough information and follow-up should be offered by a specialist...
- CORD BLOOD COLLECTION DEVICERICHARD MEYST; Fiscal Year: 2007....
- Graduate Education in Occupational Environmental HealthLinda McCauley; Fiscal Year: 2007..In addition, this training program presents the opportunity to integrate occupational and environmental health into a number of interdisciplinary, undergraduate and graduate educational programs. ..
- Expanded Syringe Access Program--NY EvaluationDavid Vlahov; Fiscal Year: 2004....
- OUTCOMES OF THE REVISED CA BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS STANDARDMarion Gillen; Fiscal Year: 2001..Health care workers, employers, and policy makers need data to understand the various outcomes of standards designed to protect workers. ..
- Evaluation of Traumatic Injuries in HCV During SurgeryDENISE KORNIEWICZ; Fiscal Year: 2004..Most important, 22 percent of all needlestick injuries have been reported by surgical personnel with 33 percent of the injuries occurring in the surgical field, ..
- Clinical Research and Mentoring in Infectious DiseaseKent Sepkowitz; Fiscal Year: 2006..program in health care worker safety (NaSH) examining the effect of safer needles on the rates and types of needlestick injuries. The final activity is enhanced clinical trials, which focus on new therapies for the prevention and ..
- Risk Factors and Incidence of Sharps Injuries to NursesSean Clarke; Fiscal Year: 2009..The public health impact relates to better strategies for control of exposure to bloodborne pathogens in healthcare workers as well as improving workplace safety more generally. ..
- BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE APPROACHES TO PEDIATRIC ACUTE PAINKEITH SLIFER; Fiscal Year: 1999..The results may lead to better matching of interventions to children for greater treatment economy. ..
- BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE APPROACHES TO PEDIATRIC ACUTE PAINKEITH SLIFER; Fiscal Year: 2000..The results may lead to better matching of interventions to children for greater treatment economy. ..
- Rapid and Inexpensive Biochip Based Allergy TestingBryce Nelson; Fiscal Year: 2007..The goal of the Phase II project is to develop a allergy biochip that is capable of providing accurate results rapidly with little patient discomfort. ..
- TRANSCUTANEOUS IMMUNIZATION FOR TETANUS BOOSTERGregory Glenn; Fiscal Year: 2003..Additionally, the Transcutaneous booster will decrease the risk of needle-sticks and related disease, and reduce personnel and equipment requirements related to tetanus immunization. ..
- Development of a Micronized Needle-Free Nicotine Vaccine for Smoking Cessation anJAMES SEARLES; Fiscal Year: 2006....
- BBP EXPOSURE AND RISK FACTORS IN NON-HOSPITAL BASED HCWSRobyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2002..This study will improve our understanding of the risks facing non-hospital HCWs and allow us to focus our energies and resources appropriately. ..
- Innovative HCW Training: Infectious Disease RiskRobyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2002..The results of this study may have important implications for effective health and safety training for nurses. ..
- BLOODBORNE EXPOSURE MANAGEMENTRobyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2001..This study will identify barriers to appropriate implementation of the Guidelines and allow us to focus our energies and resources on specific improvements in order to minimize the risk of infection to exposed employees. ..
- Bloodborne Pathogen Risk in Home Healthcare WorkersRobyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2007..This study will improve our understanding of the risks facing home health care workers and allow us to focus our risk management energies and resources appropriately. ..
- Brief Intervention for Drug Misuse for the Emergency Department (BIDMED)Ted D Nirenberg; Fiscal Year: 2010..SBIRT in the ED for drug misuse has the potential for reaching people during a "teachable moment" during an ED visit that might be related to drug misuse. ..
- Brief Intervention for Drug Misuse for the Emergency Department (BIDMED)Roland Merchant; Fiscal Year: 2009..SBIRT in the ED for drug misuse has the potential for reaching people during a "teachable moment" during an ED visit that might be related to drug misuse. ..
- Brief Intervention for Drug Misuse for the Emergency Department (BIDMED)Roland Merchant; Fiscal Year: 2009..SBIRT in the ED for drug misuse has the potential for reaching people during a "teachable moment" during an ED visit that might be related to drug misuse. ..
- Risk Factors and Incidence of Sharps Injuries to NursesSean Clarke; Fiscal Year: 2007..The public health impact relates to better strategies for control of exposure to bloodborne pathogens in healthcare workers as well as improving workplace safety more generally. ..
- Costs of Occupational Injury and IllnessJ Leigh; Fiscal Year: 2009..But reported national injury rates have been fallen since 1992. Moreover, Workers' Compensation costs fell from 1993 to 1998 but have risen since 1999. Current and comprehensive estimates are needed. ..
- Costs of Occupational Injury and IllnessJ Leigh; Fiscal Year: 2007..But reported national injury rates have been fallen since 1992. Moreover, Workers' Compensation costs fell from 1993 to 1998 but have risen since 1999. Current and comprehensive estimates are needed. ..
- GDF-5 Regulation in Intervertebral Disc DegenerationXudong Li; Fiscal Year: 2007..If successful in achieving meaningful repair, this project will help investigators make significant strides towards enabling disc repair in humans. ..