needlestick injuries

Summary

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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  1. ncbi Epidemiology of needlestick injuries among health care workers in a secondary care hospital in Saudi Arabia
    Saulat Jahan
    Preventive Medicine Department, Buraidah Central Hospital, Buraidah, Al Qassim, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Saudi Med 25:233-8. 2005
  2. ncbi Differences between hospital- and community-acquired blood exposure incidents revealed by a regional expert counseling center
    P 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
  3. ncbi Injection safety practice among health workers in static immunization centres in a Nigerian urban community
    O I Musa
    Trop Doct 36:185-6. 2006
  4. ncbi Needlestick injuries in a tertiary care centre in Mumbai, India
    A 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
  5. doi Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids among health care workers in a general hospital, China
    Min Zhang
    National Institute for Occupational Health and Poison Control, China CDC, Beijing, China
    Am J Ind Med 52:89-98. 2009
  6. doi Changing trends in hepatitis C infection over the past 50 years in Japan
    Hobyung Chung
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kinki University School of Medicine, Osaka Sayama, Osaka, Japan
    Intervirology 53:39-43. 2010
  7. ncbi Epidemiology of needlestick and sharps injuries among nurses in a Japanese teaching hospital
    D R Smith
    Department of Hazard Assessment, National Institute of Industrial Health, Kawasaki, Japan
    J Hosp Infect 64:44-9. 2006
  8. pmc Occupational injury history and universal precautions awareness: a survey in Kabul hospital staff
    Ahmad Shah Salehi
    Ministry of Public Health, Kabul, Afghanistan
    BMC Infect Dis 10:19. 2010
  9. pmc Effects of hospital staffing and organizational climate on needlestick injuries to nurses
    Sean 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. 2002
  10. ncbi Needlestick injuries among medical students
    J 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

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  1. ncbi Epidemiology of needlestick injuries among health care workers in a secondary care hospital in Saudi Arabia
    Saulat Jahan
    Preventive Medicine Department, Buraidah Central Hospital, Buraidah, Al Qassim, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Saudi Med 25:233-8. 2005
    Accidental needlestick injuries sustained by health care workers are a common occupational hazard in health care settings...
  2. ncbi Differences between hospital- and community-acquired blood exposure incidents revealed by a regional expert counseling center
    P 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
    ..One year (2003) regional analysis of all blood exposure incidents from hospitals as well as from the community...
  3. ncbi Injection safety practice among health workers in static immunization centres in a Nigerian urban community
    O I Musa
    Trop Doct 36:185-6. 2006
  4. ncbi Needlestick injuries in a tertiary care centre in Mumbai, India
    A 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 ..
  5. doi Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids among health care workers in a general hospital, China
    Min 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)...
  6. doi Changing trends in hepatitis C infection over the past 50 years in Japan
    Hobyung Chung
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kinki University School of Medicine, Osaka Sayama, Osaka, Japan
    Intervirology 53:39-43. 2010
    ..Although the number of patients who die because of HCC has steadily increased over the last 50 years, the incidence of HCC is now decreasing, mainly because of the decreased prevalence of HCV-related HCC...
  7. ncbi Epidemiology of needlestick and sharps injuries among nurses in a Japanese teaching hospital
    D 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...
  8. pmc Occupational injury history and universal precautions awareness: a survey in Kabul hospital staff
    Ahmad 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...
  9. pmc Effects of hospital staffing and organizational climate on needlestick injuries to nurses
    Sean 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. 2002
    This study determined the effects of nurse staffing and nursing organization on the likelihood of needlestick injuries in hospital nurses.
  10. ncbi Needlestick injuries among medical students
    J 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
    ..Concern about occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens exists, and medical students, who lack in experience in patient care and surgical technique, may be at an increased exposure risk...
  11. ncbi Needle stick injuries among nurses in sub-Saharan Africa
    Fredrich M Nsubuga
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 10:773-81. 2005
    ..We conducted a cross-sectional study at Mulago national referral hospital in Kampala, Uganda, to assess the occurrence and risk factors of needle stick injuries among nurses and midwives...
  12. doi Percutaneous injuries and accidental blood exposure in surgical residents: awareness and use of prophylaxis in relation to HIV
    T O Nwankwo
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria
    Niger J Clin Pract 14:34-7. 2011
    ..To determine the occurrence of percutaneous injuries (PI) and accidental exposure to patients' blood (AEPB) in surgical residents in Enugu, Nigeria, their awareness of universal precautions (UP), and use of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)...
  13. ncbi Epidemiological characteristics of occupational blood exposures of healthcare workers in a university hospital in South Korea for 10 years
    H 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...
  14. ncbi Prevalence and prevention of needlestick injuries among health care workers in a German university hospital
    Sabine 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.
  15. ncbi Use of HIV postexposure prophylaxis by dental health care personnel: an overview and updated recommendations
    Jennifer 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...
  16. pmc Brief report: needlestick injury and inadequate post-exposure practice in medical students
    Patrick Cervini
    Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 20:419-21. 2005
    ..Medical students are at a particularly high risk for needlestick injury and its consequences because of their relative inexperience and lack of disability insurance...
  17. ncbi Prevention of needlestick injuries: the need for strategic marketing to address health care worker misperceptions
    Karen Slater
    Center for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 35:560-2. 2007
  18. ncbi Preventing percutaneous injuries among dental health care personnel
    Jennifer 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...
  19. pmc Percutaneous exposure incidents of the health care personnel in a newly founded tertiary hospital: a prospective study
    Matthew 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...
  20. doi Characteristics of persons and jobs with needlestick injuries in a national data set
    J 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...
  21. ncbi Evaluation of interventions to prevent needlestick injuries in health care occupations
    B 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. 2000
    The objective of this study was to evaluate interventions that reduce or prevent needlestick injuries in health care occupations.
  22. ncbi Evaluating infection control practices among dentists in Vâlcea, Romania, in 1998
    Rosemary 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
    ..To evaluate infection control knowledge and practices, provide training on universal-standard precautions (USP), and improve infection control knowledge and practices among dentists...
  23. ncbi Epidemiology of needlestick and sharps injuries among professional Korean nurses
    Derek 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...
  24. ncbi Injection practices in southern part of India
    M 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...
  25. ncbi Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids among health care workers in Ankara, Turkey
    Alpay 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...
  26. ncbi A review of sharps injuries and preventative strategies
    J 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...
  27. ncbi Needlestick injuries in the United States. Epidemiologic, economic, and quality of life issues
    Jennifer M Lee
    Abt Associates, Inc, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    AAOHN J 53:117-33. 2005
    Best 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,..
  28. doi Organizational climate and its relationship with needlestick and sharps injuries among Japanese nurses
    Derek R Smith
    WorkCover New South Wales Research Centre of Excellence, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 37:545-50. 2009
    ..Although certain aspects of organizational climate have been shown to influence needlestick and sharps injuries (NSI) among nurses, this issue has not been adequately investigated in Japan...
  29. ncbi Study on incidence of needle stick injury and factors associated with this problem among medical students
    Mohamad Yaakob Norsayani
    Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
    J Occup Health 45:172-8. 2003
    ..Therefore some preventive measures should be taken by the management of the universities and medical students to avoid the occurrence of these problems...
  30. ncbi Injury reports in a dental school: a two-year overview
    Richard 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
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  31. ncbi Occupational exposures to blood in a dental teaching environment: results of a ten-year surveillance study
    F S Younai
    Section of Oral Biology and Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry, 90095 1668, USA
    J Dent Educ 65:436-48. 2001
    ....
  32. ncbi Dengue virus infection transmitted by needle stick injury
    J Langgartner
    Department of Internal Medicine I, University Medical Center, University of Regensburg, Germany
    J Infect 44:269-70. 2002
  33. ncbi Needlestick injuries among surgeons in training
    Martin 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. 2007
    Surgeons in training are at high risk for needlestick injuries. The reporting of such injuries is a critical step in initiating early prophylaxis or treatment.
  34. doi Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids among a group of Turkish nursing and midwifery students during clinical practise training: frequency of needlestick and sharps injuries
    Mevlüde Karadağ
    Tokat School for Health Sciences, Gaziosmanpasa University, Tokat, Turkey
    Jpn J Nurs Sci 7:129-35. 2010
    ..To ascertain the number of needlestick and sharps injuries (NSSIs) in nursing and midwifery students and to assess the use of universal precautions among injured and non-injured students...
  35. ncbi A comprehensive approach to percutaneous injury prevention during phlebotomy: results of a multicenter study, 1993-1995
    Francisco Alvarado-Ramy
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:97-104. 2003
    ..To examine a comprehensive approach for preventing percutaneous injuries associated with phlebotomy procedures...
  36. ncbi Evaluation of home health care nurses' practice and their employers' policies related to bloodborne pathogens
    Barbara B Scharf
    University of Maryland, USA
    AAOHN J 57:275-80. 2009
    ..Thirty-eight home health care nurses from 12 of the 30 employers reported needlestick injuries within the past year, yet employers reported only 18 nurse needlestick injuries within the same year...
  37. ncbi Needlestick injuries and other occupational exposures to body fluids amongst employees and medical students of a German university: incidence and follow-up
    K Schmid
    Institute and Outpatient Clinic of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 65:124-30. 2007
    ..The percentages of needlestick injuries were 29.5% for students and 22.5% for employees. Incidence rates per 1000 employee days were 0...
  38. doi Barriers to the reporting and management of needlestick injuries among surgeons
    R Kennedy
    Department of General Surgery, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Ir J Med Sci 178:297-9. 2009
    b>Needlestick injuries are common within surgical practice and carry the risk of transmission of blood borne viruses. Key to reducing this risk is an accessible system of reporting and involvement of occupational health services...
  39. ncbi Toronto hospital reduces sharps injuries by 80%, eliminates blood collection injuries. A case study: Toronto East General Hospital pioneers healthcare worker safety
    Laura Visser
    Planning, Partnerships and Public Relations at Toronto East General Hospital
    Healthc Q 9:68-70, 4. 2006
    ....
  40. doi Sciatic nerve injury from intramuscular injection: a persistent and global problem
    P Mishra
    Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Clin Pract 64:1573-9. 2010
    ..The aims of this study were to determine if sciatic nerve injury because of i.m. injection is a continuing problem and to establish the availability of published guidelines on i.m. injection techniques...
  41. pmc Practice of universal precautions among healthcare workers
    Wilson E Sadoh
    Department of Child Health, University of Benin, Nigeria
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:722-6. 2006
    ..Compliance with universal precautions has been shown to reduce the risk of exposure to blood and body fluids. This study was aimed at assessing the observance of universal precautions by HCWs in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria...
  42. ncbi Incidence of percutaneous injuries at a dental school: a 4-year retrospective study
    F S Panagakos
    Office for Clinical Affairs, New Jersey Dental School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark 07103, USA
    Am J Infect Control 25:330-4. 1997
    ..On the basis of this observation, increased emphasis in the prevention of percutaneous injuries through additional training is indicated for these groups...
  43. ncbi [Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids in a Department of Odontostomatologic Sciences: results of a ten-year surveillance study]
    Maria Rosaria Gatto
    Dipartimento di Scienze Odontostomatologiche Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna
    Med Lav 101:218-27. 2010
    ..Evaluation of occupational exposures can assist with practice modifications, redesign of equipment, and targeted educational efforts...
  44. ncbi 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...
  45. ncbi [The efficacy of safety winged steel needles on needlestick injuries]
    Rie Suzuki
    Department of Infection Control and Prevention, The University of Tokyo Hospital
    Kansenshogaku Zasshi 80:39-45. 2006
    ..We studied their effect in needlestick injuries. A total of 952 'needlestick and sharp-object injuries were reported...
  46. ncbi Accidental needle sticks, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the fallacy of public policy
    Bruce L Wolf
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37205, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 97:52-4. 2006
    ..Safety needles for intradermal testing remain optional. Whether safety needles reduce the number of accidental needle sticks (ANSs) in the outpatient setting has yet to be proven...
  47. ncbi Blood and body fluid exposure risks among health care workers: results from the Duke Health and Safety Surveillance System
    John 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. 2004
    Health 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 (..
  48. doi The impact of U.S. policies to protect healthcare workers from bloodborne pathogens: the critical role of safety-engineered devices
    Janine Jagger
    International Healthcare Worker Safety Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    J Infect Public Health 1:62-71. 2008
    ....
  49. ncbi Workers' compensation claims for needlestick injuries among healthcare workers in Washington State, 1996-2000
    Syed 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. 2005
    To characterize accepted workers' compensation claims for needlestick injuries filed by healthcare workers (HCWs) in non-hospital compared with hospital settings in Washington State.
  50. ncbi Needlestick injuries: a survey of doctors working at Tertiary Care Hospitals of Rawalpindi
    Muhammad Khurram
    Department of Medicine, Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi
    J Pak Med Assoc 61:63-5. 2011
    To document frequency, nature and predisposing factors for needlestick injuries (NSI) in doctors working at tertiary care hospitals of Rawalpindi.
  51. ncbi Medical students' knowledge of sharps injuries
    S 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-..
  52. ncbi Self-reported needlestick injuries in dental health care workers at Armed Forces Hospital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    T Paul
    Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Mil Med 165:208-10. 2000
    The objective of the present study was to assess the incidence of sharps/needlestick injuries among dental health care workers (DHCWs) at Armed Forces Hospital Riyadh...
  53. ncbi Needlestick injuries in a healthcare setting in New Zealand
    Marie Fullerton
    Waikato District Health Board, Private Bag 3200, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 124:33-9. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to quantify the extent of needlestick underreporting, to examine factors which may contribute to underreporting, and to optimise the relevant risk management strategy...
  54. ncbi Impact of safety needle devices on occupationally acquired needlestick injuries: a four-year prospective study
    D Adams
    Microbiology Research and Development Group, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    J Hosp Infect 64:50-5. 2006
    ..the effect of the introduction of a range of safety hypodermic needle devices on the number of reported needlestick injuries (NSIs). Data on the number of reported NSIs for four clinical areas began in 2001...
  55. doi Increase in sharps injuries in surgical settings versus nonsurgical settings after passage of national needlestick legislation
    Janine Jagger
    University of Virginia, International Healthcare Worker Safety Center, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 210:496-502. 2010
    ..The requirement to provide safety-engineered devices, mandated by the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act of 2000, has received scant attention in surgical settings...
  56. ncbi Do protective devices prevent needlestick injuries among health care workers?
    R Orenstein
    Division of Hospital Epidemiology, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, USA
    Am J Infect Control 23:344-51. 1995
    ..Becton Dickinson Division, Franklin Lakes, N.J.) and the components of a needleless IV system (InterLink; Baxter Healthcare Corp., Deerfield, Ill.)--in preventing needlestick injuries to health care workers.
  57. doi Occupational blood and body fluid exposure of university health care workers
    Elisabetta Davanzo
    Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Am J Infect Control 36:753-6. 2008
    ..Occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens caused by percutaneous injuries or mucosal contamination is common in hospital settings...
  58. ncbi Needlestick and sharps injuries among a cross-section of physicians in Mainland China
    Derek R Smith
    Department of Hazard Assessment, National Institute of Industrial Health, 6 21 1 Nagao, Tama ku, Kawasaki 215 8585, Japan
    Am J Ind Med 49:169-74. 2006
    ..This study describes the prevalence, distribution, and risk factors for NSI among a cross-section of Chinese physicians...
  59. doi Study of blood contact in simulated surgical needlestick injuries with single or double latex gloving
    Andreas Wittmann
    Department of Safety Engineering, University of Wuppertal, and the Helios Klinikum Wuppertal, Klinik für Nuklearmedizin, Wuppertal, Germany
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:53-6. 2009
    b>Needlestick injuries are the most common injuries that occur among operation room personnel in the health care service...
  60. doi Determination of risk of infection with blood-borne pathogens following a needlestick injury in hospital workers
    Sabine Wicker
    Occupational Health Service, University Hospital, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt, Theodor Stern Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt Main, Germany
    Ann Occup Hyg 52:615-22. 2008
    ..Individual risk assessments were calculated for exposed HCWs...
  61. pmc Standard precautions: occupational exposure and behavior of health care workers in Ethiopia
    Ayalu A Reda
    Department of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Haramaya University, Harar, Ethiopia
    PLoS ONE 5:e14420. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate occupational exposures and behavior of health care workers (HCWs) in eastern Ethiopia...
  62. pmc Prevalence of safer needle devices and factors associated with their adoption: results of a national hospital survey
    Raymond C Sinclair
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA
    Public Health Rep 117:340-9. 2002
    ..S. hospitals and on the degree to which selected factors influence the use of this technology...
  63. ncbi Needlestick injuries among health care workers of University of Alexandria Hospitals
    M 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)...
  64. doi Occupational exposures to bloodborne viruses among German dental professionals and students in a clinical setting
    Sabine 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...
  65. ncbi Management of needlestick injuries in general dental practice
    A J Smith
    Infection Research Group, Glasgow Dental Hospital and School
    Br Dent J 190:645-50. 2001
    The objective of this paper is to advise on the development of practical policies for needlestick injuries in general dental practice...
  66. pmc Percutaneous injuries among dental professionals in Washington State
    Syed 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...
  67. doi 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...
  68. pmc Occupational blood and body fluid exposure in an Australian teaching hospital
    P 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...
  69. ncbi Chinese EPINet and recall rates for percutaneous injuries: an epidemic proportion of underreporting in the Taiwan healthcare system
    Judith 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...
  70. doi Accidental exposures to blood and body fluid in the operation room and the issue of underreporting
    Miki 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...
  71. ncbi Occupational exposure to biological fluids among a cohort of Brazilian dentists
    Wanessa 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...
  72. doi Adherence to management after occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogen among health care workers in Taiwan
    Nai 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...
  73. ncbi Body fluid exposure in nurses of Fars province, Southern Iran
    Mehrdad 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...
  74. ncbi Injection safety: knowledge and practice among health workers
    S 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...
  75. doi Needlestick injuries among medical students: incidence and implications
    Giriraj K Sharma
    George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, USA
    Acad Med 84:1815-21. 2009
    To determine the incidence of needlestick injuries in medical school and to examine the behaviors associated with reporting injuries to an occupational health office...
  76. doi Needlestick injuries during surgical procedures: a multidisciplinary online study
    Simon Adams
    Department of General Surgery, York District Hospital, Wigginton Road, York YO31 8HE, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 60:139-44. 2010
    b>Needlestick injuries are common during surgical procedures. Following such an injury, local protocols should be followed to minimize the risk of infection.
  77. ncbi Risk of needlestick injuries by injection pens
    G 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...
  78. doi Blunt needles for the reduction of needlestick injuries during cesarean delivery: a randomized controlled trial
    Scott Sullivan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, 29425, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 114:211-6. 2009
    To 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.
  79. doi Frequency and barriers of underreported needlestick injuries amongst Iranian nurses, a questionnaire survey
    Arman Azadi
    Department of Nursing, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
    J Clin Nurs 20:488-93. 2011
    To determine the frequency of needlestick injuries and barriers of reporting such injuries amongst Iranian nurses.
  80. ncbi Needlestick injuries in nurses--the Poznań study
    Bartosz Bilski
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Medical University, Poznan, Poland
    Int J Occup Med Environ Health 18:251-4. 2005
    b>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...
  81. ncbi Work schedule, needle use, and needlestick injuries among registered nurses
    Alison 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. 2007
    To 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.
  82. ncbi Needlestick injuries among nurses of Fars province, Iran
    Mehrdad 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...
  83. ncbi Serial nosocomial transmission of Plasmodium falciparum malaria from patient to nurse to patient
    Richard L Alweis
    Department of Medicine, Mount Auburn Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:55-9. 2004
    ..Nosocomial transmission of malaria is a rare phenomenon in the United States...
  84. ncbi A long-term study of sharps injuries among health care workers in Japan
    Yoshimasa 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...
  85. ncbi Student nurses in Taiwan at high risk for needlestick injuries
    Judith Shu Chu Shiao
    Faculty of Nursing, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Ann Epidemiol 12:197-201. 2002
    To describe the prevalence and characteristics of needlestick injuries (NSI) in student nurses in Taiwan.
  86. ncbi Needlestick injuries during medical training
    S 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. 2006
    Medical 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...
  87. ncbi Estimation of the risk of bloodborne pathogens to health care workers after a needlestick injury in Taiwan
    J Shiao
    Department of Nursing, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Infect Control 30:15-20. 2002
    ..To estimate the number of health care workers (HCWs) in Taiwan at risk annually for contracting hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and HIV after a needlestick and sharps injury (NSI) with a used hollow-bore needle...
  88. ncbi Evaluation and implementation of a needleless intravenous system: making needlesticks a needless problem
    R 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...
  89. ncbi Occupational exposure of health workers to blood and body fluids in six hospitals of Tigray region (August 1-30, 2006): magnitude and management
    Amanuel 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...
  90. doi Needlestick injuries in a major teaching hospital: the worthwhile effect of hospital-wide replacement of conventional hollow-bore needles
    Michael Whitby
    Center for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 36:180-6. 2008
    ....
  91. ncbi Preventing sharps injuries in the operating room
    Ramon Berguer
    Department of Surgery, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Martinez, CA 94553, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 199:462-7. 2004
  92. ncbi Prevalence of nonreporting behavior of sharps injuries in Taiwanese health care workers
    J 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...
  93. pmc Needlestick injuries in veterinary medicine
    J Scott Weese
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
    Can Vet J 49:780-4. 2008
    b>Needlestick injuries are an inherent risk of handling needles during the course of veterinary practice...
  94. ncbi Needlestick injuries among female veterinarians: frequency, syringe contents and side-effects
    J R Wilkins
    Division of Epidemiology and Biometrics, School of Public Health, Ohio State University, Columbus 43210, USA
    Occup Med (Lond) 47:451-7. 1997
    ....
  95. ncbi Evaluation of 19 cases of inadvertent globe perforation due to periocular injections
    Salil 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...
  96. ncbi Occupational exposure to needlestick injuries and hepatitis B vaccination coverage among health care workers in Egypt
    Maha 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.
  97. doi HIV/AIDS and exposure of healthcare workers to body fluids in Ethiopia: attitudes toward universal precautions
    A 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...
  98. ncbi Hollow-bore needlestick injuries in a tertiary teaching hospital: epidemiology, education and engineering
    R 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...
  99. ncbi Occupational exposure to blood and risk of bloodborne virus infection among health care workers in rural north Indian health care settings
    Michelle 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...
  100. ncbi Estimation of the global burden of disease attributable to contaminated sharps injuries among health-care workers
    Annette 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...
  101. ncbi Analysis of sharps injury occurrences at a hospital in Singapore
    Leng 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...

Research Grants76

  1. CORD BLOOD COLLECTION DEVICE
    RICHARD MEYST; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  2. Graduate Education in Occupational Environmental Health
    Linda 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. ..
  3. Expanded Syringe Access Program--NY Evaluation
    David Vlahov; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  4. OUTCOMES OF THE REVISED CA BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS STANDARD
    Marion Gillen; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Health care workers, employers, and policy makers need data to understand the various outcomes of standards designed to protect workers. ..
  5. Evaluation of Traumatic Injuries in HCV During Surgery
    DENISE 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, ..
  6. Clinical Research and Mentoring in Infectious Disease
    Kent 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 ..
  7. Risk Factors and Incidence of Sharps Injuries to Nurses
    Sean 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. ..
  8. BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE APPROACHES TO PEDIATRIC ACUTE PAIN
    KEITH SLIFER; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..The results may lead to better matching of interventions to children for greater treatment economy. ..
  9. BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE APPROACHES TO PEDIATRIC ACUTE PAIN
    KEITH SLIFER; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..The results may lead to better matching of interventions to children for greater treatment economy. ..
  10. Rapid and Inexpensive Biochip Based Allergy Testing
    Bryce 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. ..
  11. TRANSCUTANEOUS IMMUNIZATION FOR TETANUS BOOSTER
    Gregory 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. ..
  12. Development of a Micronized Needle-Free Nicotine Vaccine for Smoking Cessation an
    JAMES SEARLES; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  13. Bloodborne Pathogen Risk in Home Healthcare Workers
    Robyn 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. ..
  14. BLOODBORNE EXPOSURE MANAGEMENT
    Robyn 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. ..
  15. Innovative HCW Training: Infectious Disease Risk
    Robyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The results of this study may have important implications for effective health and safety training for nurses. ..
  16. BBP EXPOSURE AND RISK FACTORS IN NON-HOSPITAL BASED HCWS
    Robyn 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. ..
  17. 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. ..
  18. 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. ..
  19. 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. ..
  20. Costs of Occupational Injury and Illness
    J 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. ..
  21. Costs of Occupational Injury and Illness
    J 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. ..
  22. Risk Factors and Incidence of Sharps Injuries to Nurses
    Sean 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. ..
  23. GDF-5 Regulation in Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
    Xudong Li; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..If successful in achieving meaningful repair, this project will help investigators make significant strides towards enabling disc repair in humans. ..