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 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. ncbi Role of safety-engineered devices in preventing needlestick injuries in 32 French hospitals
    F Lamontagne
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Tenon University Hospital, Paris, France
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:18-23. 2007
  7. ncbi Needlestick and other potential blood and body fluid exposures among health care workers in British Columbia, Canada
    Hasanat Alamgir
    Statistics and Evaluation Department, Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 36:12-21. 2008
  8. ncbi Efficacy of safety-engineered device implementation in the prevention of percutaneous injuries: a review of published studies
    SeJean Tuma
    Infectious Disease Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 42:1159-70. 2006
  9. ncbi 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
  10. ncbi 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

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Publications327 found, 100 shown here

  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 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
    ....
  4. 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...
  5. 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 ..
  6. ncbi Role of safety-engineered devices in preventing needlestick injuries in 32 French hospitals
    F Lamontagne
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Tenon University Hospital, Paris, France
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:18-23. 2007
    To evaluate safety-engineered devices (SEDs) with respect to their effectiveness in preventing needlestick injuries (NSIs) in healthcare settings and their importance among other preventive measures.
  7. ncbi Needlestick and other potential blood and body fluid exposures among health care workers in British Columbia, Canada
    Hasanat Alamgir
    Statistics and Evaluation Department, Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 36:12-21. 2008
    ..Health care workers have high risk of exposure to human blood and body fluids (BBF) from patients in acute care and residents in nursing homes or personal homes...
  8. ncbi Efficacy of safety-engineered device implementation in the prevention of percutaneous injuries: a review of published studies
    SeJean Tuma
    Infectious Disease Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 42:1159-70. 2006
    ..Nevertheless, safety-engineered devices are an important component in PI prevention...
  9. ncbi 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...
  10. ncbi 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)...
  11. 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...
  12. 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.
  13. ncbi Needlestick injuries and infectious patients in a major academic medical centre from 2003 to 2010
    G Frijstein
    Occupational Health and Safety Department, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neth J Med 69:465-8. 2011
    ..The number and nature of the occupational exposures indicate that preventive measures must focus on the replacement of needles by safety devices and on awareness training of experienced nurses and of persons in training...
  14. ncbi Age and years in practice as factors associated with needlestick and sharps injuries among health care workers in a Portuguese hospital
    Artur Martins
    Hospital center of Trás os Montes and Alto Douro, Avenida da Noruega, Lordelo, 5000 508 Vila Real, Portugal
    Accid Anal Prev 47:11-5. 2012
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  15. 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-..
  16. ncbi 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
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  17. 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...
  18. ncbi Needlestick injury among interns and medical students in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
    M Al-Dabbas
    Department of Continuing Education, Al Quds University Medical School, jerusa alem, West Bank, Palestine
    East Mediterr Health J 18:700-6. 2012
    ..Only 46.7% of the interns had received the hepatitis B vaccine whereas most of the students (76.8%) had completed their vaccination schedule (P < 0.001). Participants were found to be at a high risk of NSIs and bloodborne infections...
  19. ncbi Disposal of sharps medical waste in the United States: impact of recommendations and regulations, 1987-2007
    Jane Perry
    International Healthcare Worker Safety Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, USA
    Am J Infect Control 40:354-8. 2012
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  20. ncbi Mental health of healthcare workers who experience needlestick and sharps injuries
    Jang Wook Sohn
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University, Korea
    J Occup Health 48:474-9. 2006
    ..Particular attention should be directed towards the psychological consequences of needlestick and sharps injuries in HCWs...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. ncbi 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)...
  24. 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
  25. 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.
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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.
  31. ncbi 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...
  32. ncbi Infection risks following accidental exposure to blood or body fluids in health care workers: a review of pathogens transmitted in published cases
    Arnaud Tarantola
    International and Tropical Department, National Institute for Public Health Surveillance, InVS, Saint Maurice, France
    Am J Infect Control 34:367-75. 2006
    ..The determinants of the risks of infection and the characteristics of described cases are discussed in this article...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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
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  38. ncbi 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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,..
  41. 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...
  42. 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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  43. 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
  44. 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.
  45. ncbi Use of safety devices and the prevention of percutaneous injuries among healthcare workers
    Victoria Valls
    Servicio de Medicina Preventiva, Hospital Virgen de Salud Elda, Alicante, Spain
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1352-60. 2007
    ..To study the effectiveness of safety devices intended to prevent percutaneous injuries.Design. Quasi-experimental trial with before-and-after intervention evaluation...
  46. 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...
  47. ncbi National incidence of percutaneous injury in Taiwan healthcare workers
    Judith 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...
  48. ncbi [Scientific production about occupational accidents with needle-stick devices among nursing workers]
    Maria Helena Palucci Marziale
    Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto, da Universidade de Sao Paulo
    Rev Lat Am Enfermagem 10:571-7. 2002
    ..Among the factors that predispose this kind of accident in various countries, the inadequate practice of recapping needles and inadequate material disposal can be distinguished...
  49. ncbi Occupational exposure to blood or body fluids as a result of needlestick injuries and other sharp device injuries among medical residents in Japan
    Koji Wada
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:507-9. 2007
  50. ncbi Needlestick transmission of hepatitis C
    Mark 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...
  51. 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.
  52. ncbi Needlestick injury in acute care nurses caring for patients with diabetes mellitus: a retrospective study
    Jennifer M Lee
    HERQuLES Abt Associates Inc, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 21:741-7. 2005
    ..To quantify the incidence and assess the risk of needlestick injury (NI) in nurses caring for patients with diabetes mellitus...
  53. ncbi Lack of risk-awareness and reporting behavior towards HIV infection through needlestick injury among European medical students
    Helmut J F Salzer
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Division of Pulmonology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 214:407-10. 2011
    Medical students are at risk for occupational needlestick injuries (NSIs) which can result in substantial health consequences and psychological stress...
  54. ncbi Costs associated with sharps injuries in the Swedish health care setting and potential cost savings from needle-stick prevention devices with needle and syringe
    Anna H Glenngård
    IHE, The Swedish Institute for Health Economics, Lund, Sweden
    Scand J Infect Dis 41:296-302. 2009
    ..The cost per reported injury in Sweden seems to be lower than in other EU countries and the US, due to more thorough investigation and treatment procedures in countries with confirmed transmission of pathogens to healthcare workers...
  55. ncbi Risk of sharps exposure among health science students in northeast China
    Zhuo Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Planning, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyoku, Tokyo, Japan
    Biosci Trends 2:105-11. 2008
    ..Sharps exposures were underreported to supervisors. Effective OES educational programs need to be developed and should be implemented early in health science students' education...
  56. ncbi Organizational climate, staffing, and safety equipment as predictors of needlestick injuries and near-misses in hospital nurses
    Sean 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
    ....
  57. ncbi Underreporting of blood and body fluid exposures among health care students and trainees in the acute care setting: a 2007 survey
    Chad S Kessler
    University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, Emergency Medicine, 820 S Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Am J Infect Control 39:129-34. 2011
    ..It has been estimated that more than 8 million health care workers (HCWs) in the United States may be exposed to blood and body fluids via sharp and mucocutaneous exposures...
  58. ncbi [The basics for establishing a needlestick injury prevention program in hospitals]
    K Kidouchi
    Department of Pediatrics, Nagoya Higashi Municipal Hospital
    Kansenshogaku Zasshi 71:108-15. 1997
    ..acquired infection is a matter of considerable concern for health care workers, the problem of needlestick injuries has yet to be fully understood in Japan...
  59. 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...
  60. ncbi The frequency and causes of occupational injuries among nursing students in Turkey
    Vesile Unver
    School of Nursing, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey
    Arch Environ Occup Health 67:72-7. 2012
    ..For prevention of occupational incidents, information about occupational incidents, risks, and prevention methods must be included in the nursing curriculum...
  61. ncbi Prevalence of and risk factors for needlestick and sharps injuries among nursing students in Hong Kong
    Kin Cheung
    School of Nursing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
    Am J Infect Control 40:997-1001. 2012
    Although nursing students are at greater risk for needlestick injuries (NSIs) and sharps injuries (SIs) than staff nurses, there is a lack of research on NSIs and SIs in students, especially in different years of study...
  62. ncbi Medical students' exposure to bloodborne pathogens in the operating room: 15 years later
    Connie J Chen
    New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York 10065 4885, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:183-5. 2008
    ..The number of medical students exposed to blood decreased from 66 (68%) of 97 students during 1990-1991 to 8 (11%) of 75 students during 2005-2006 (P<.001)...
  63. ncbi Introducing safety syringes into a UK dental school--a controlled study
    J M Zakrzewska
    Oral Medicine Department, St Bartholomew s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry
    Br Dent J 190:88-92. 2001
    ..How an appropriate safety syringe was chosen, how the change-over to it was achieved and what outcome measures were used to measure the effectiveness of this change...
  64. pmc Blood and body fluid exposures among US medical students in Botswana
    Jessica S Merlin
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Division of Infectious Diseases, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6073, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:561-4. 2011
    ..The risk of blood and body fluid exposures during such rotations is significant...
  65. ncbi Willingness to pay to avoid sharps-related injuries: a study in injured health care workers
    David N Fisman
    City of Hamilton Social and Public Health Services Department, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 30:283-7. 2002
    ..Injuries caused by sharp medical devices are common among health care workers and may result in the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus...
  66. ncbi Risk of needle stick and sharp object injuries among medical students
    C Shen
    Department of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville 22908
    Am J Infect Control 27:435-7. 1999
    ..Only 43% of students reported their injuries to proper authorities. CONCLUSION: Medical students frequently sustain needle stick and sharp object injuries during their clinical training. Concerted efforts are needed to protect them...
  67. ncbi Health care workers' experience with postexposure management of bloodborne pathogen exposures: a pilot study
    R R Gershon
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Infect Control 28:421-8. 2000
    ....
  68. 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.
  69. ncbi Percutaneous and mucocutaneous exposures in nursing students: an Italian observational study
    Cristina Petrucci
    University of L Aquila, Department of Internal Medicine and Public Health, Via Vetoio, 1 67010 Coppito, L Aquila, Italy
    J Nurs Scholarsh 41:337-43. 2009
    ..To investigate occupational exposures to biological material potentially infected by blood-borne viruses in nursing student population during the course years...
  70. ncbi [Frequency of occupational accidents caused by sharp-edged hollow-pointed equipment and biological fluids among medical students and health personnel in a teaching hospital in the city of Brazilia]
    Helena Eri Shimizu
    Departamento de Enfermagem, Universidade de Brasilia
    Rev Esc Enferm USP 36:367-75. 2002
    ..It has turned out that 117 persons were victims of work accidents, the vast majority of them caused by needles. The study has reached the conclusion that the accident prevention system must be improved at the above mentioned hospital...
  71. ncbi Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids among Turkish nursing students during clinical practice training: frequency of needlestick/sharp injuries and hepatitis B immunisation
    Melek Serpil Talas
    Nursing Department, Ankara University Faculty of Health Sciences, Ankara, Turkey
    J Clin Nurs 18:1394-403. 2009
    ..To describe the rate of needlestick/sharp injuries in nursing students, to estimate the rate of vaccination administration and to define nursing students' status using universal precautions for protecting from blood-borne infections...
  72. ncbi [Safety-engineered devices to prevent percutaneous injuries: cost-effectiveness analysis on prevention of high-risk exposure]
    Lluis Armadans Gil
    Servei de Medicina Preventiva, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Gac Sanit 20:374-81. 2006
    ..To assess the efficiency of the replacement of several medical devices by engineered sharp injury (SI) prevention devices (ESIPDs)...
  73. ncbi Needlestick injuries among German medical students: time to take a different approach?
    Sabine Wicker
    Occupational Health Service, University Hospital, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt
    Med Educ 42:742-5. 2008
    Medical students are at risk of occupational exposure to blood-borne viruses following needlestick injuries (NSIs) during medical school...
  74. ncbi 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...
  75. 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...
  76. 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...
  77. 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...
  78. ncbi 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...
  79. ncbi 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...
  80. 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.
  81. 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...
  82. 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...
  83. 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...
  84. ncbi 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...
  85. 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...
  86. 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...
  87. 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 (..
  88. 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.
  89. 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...
  90. 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...
  91. 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...
  92. ncbi 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...
  93. 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...
  94. 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...
  95. 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...
  96. ncbi 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...
  97. ncbi 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...
  98. 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...
  99. 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)...
  100. 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...
  101. 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...

Research Grants56

  1. Sterile Hepatic Inflammation
    Wajahat Zafar Mehal; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The knowledge gained from this project will therefore directly result in designing rational therapies for these conditions. ..
  2. Tear-Resistant and Elastic Tissue Adhesive for Craniofacial Applications
    SILVIA D LUEBBEN; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..In this research TDA will develop tissue adhesives that have the improved tensile strength and tear resistance needed to repair larger wounds or wounds under tension and for covering larger skin abrasions. ..
  3. CORD BLOOD COLLECTION DEVICE
    RICHARD MEYST; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  4. Innovative Device to Improve Safety of Preparing and Administering Chemotherapy
    Prasad Sunkara; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  5. Improving Host Response to Implantable Glucose Sensors via Nitric Oxide Release
    Mark H Schoenfisch; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ....
  6. Anti-Infective Dermal Integration Sleeves for Needle Free Dialysis Access Devices
    Andrew Marshall; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..A major catheter company has already expressed commercial interest in the technology and is providing in kind support for the project. ..
  7. Relieving Pediatric Immunization Pain Using A Reusable Personal Device
    Amy Lynn Baxter; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..These projects will improve and demonstrate the efficacy of a much-needed intervention for pain inflicted on every child. ..
  8. Naloxone Nasal Spray Development
    DANIEL PAUL WERMELING; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Conduct a human nasal tolerability study of the final formulation ..
  9. Innovative Device to Improve Safety of Preparing and Administering Chemotherapy
    Stephen Mitchell; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  10. Does Teamwork Mediate Relationship between Partner Familiarity and EMT Injuries?
    PAUL D PATTERSON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We will use this study's findings to develop an R01 application to test the effectiveness of injury and safety programs conditioned on the relationships between partner familiarity, teamwork, and injury. ..
  11. Tenth Anniversary of Needlestick Safety & Prevention Act: Charting a Future Path
    JANINE CAROL JAGGER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..and challenges over the last decade in addressing a serious occupational risk for healthcare workers: needlestick injuries and occupational blood exposures. More specifically, the conference will examine how the U.S...
  12. Occupational Health in Home Health Care Conference
    Robyn R M Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This will allow for feedback, input, and advice regarding translation of research into action. ..
  13. Organizational Climate and Hospital Patient/Nurse Safety
    Sean Clarke; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..for patients (in the form of potentially-preventable complications of care) and nurses (in the form of needlestick injuries)...
  14. 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. ..
  15. Expanded Syringe Access Program--NY Evaluation
    David Vlahov; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  16. CONFERENCE ON SELF-DESTRUCTING (SINGLE-USE) SYRINGES
    Michael Marmor; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ....
  17. CLOSING GAP:APPLYING INJURY PREVENTION SCIENCE TO HEALTH
    Stephen Hargarten; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Small group breakout sessions on day two will focus on identification and prioritization of strategic goals and measurable objectives to guide a national research agenda. ..
  18. NOVEL DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR TOPICAL ANESTHESIA
    Bakul Bhatt; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Significant commercial potential exists for a topical anesthetic drug delivery vehicle that would combine cost effective treatment with improved convenience characteristics. ..
  19. 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, ..
  20. 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 ..
  21. TRANSCUTANEOUS IMMUNIZATION FOR DNA
    Gregory Glenn; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Efficient delivery of DNA for vaccination could open the use of this strategy for a number of vaccines where it is presumed that DNA immunization is advantageous. ..
  22. 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. ..
  23. 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. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  24. 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. ..
  25. Development of a Micronized Needle-Free Nicotine Vaccine for Smoking Cessation an
    JAMES SEARLES; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  26. 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. ..
  27. 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. ..
  28. 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. ..
  29. 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. ..
  30. Exposure to Blood Among Home Health Care Nurses
    Jack Leiss; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Collaborating agency directors and home health care nurses, focus groups, and a pilot study will be used to design and test recruitment strategies that will ensure high response rates. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  31. 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. ..
  32. Targeting the Worksite for Obese Nurses and Their Children: A Feasibility Study
    Sharon Tucker; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  33. A Model of Patient and Nursing Administration Outomes
    Barbara Mark; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  34. SURVEILLANCE METHODS FOR HEALTH CARE AND RELATED WORKERS
    John Dement; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Results of the case-based surveillance effort also will have broad application to health care workers. ..
  35. Certified Safe Farm Evaluating Health Insurance Claims
    Kelley Donham; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  36. Non-Peptide Somatostatin Agonist Analgesics
    Susan Carlton; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  37. POXVIRUS SCR-CONTAINING PROTEINS AS THERAPEUTIC TARGETS
    STUART ISAACS; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..In addition, because both VCP and BSR are present in variola virus, these new therapies may be effective against smallpox infection. ..
  38. THE CLOUD ADULT
    Robert Sherertz; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..aureus associated with a viral URI, have been shown to cause outbreaks. Understanding the "cloud phenomenon" may facilitate S.aureus outbreak prevention and possibly the transmission of other pathogens, as well. ..
  39. Workplace Violence Risk in the Home Health Work Place
    Jane Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  40. PERIPHERAL SOMATOSTATIN CONTROLS INFLAMMATORY PAIN
    Susan Carlton; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Peripheral SST receptors offer novel targets for nociceptor modulation and are likely targets for further development of non-opioid therapies to aid in reducing the pain and long-term deleterious changes that can accompany inflammation. ..
  41. DXA: HEALTH BELIEFS & OSTEOPOROSIS PREVENTION BEHAVIORS
    Carol Sedlak; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  42. Do organizational factors influence both patient and wo*
    Alison Trinkoff; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  43. Extended Work Schedules and Workplace Injury in Nurses
    Alison Trinkoff; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..disorders (MSDs) and the transmission of bloodborne pathogens such as HIV and Hepatitis C through needlestick injuries. Extended work schedules increase the length of workplace exposure to hazards that lead to such injuries...
  44. BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE APPROACHES TO PEDIATRIC ACUTE PAIN
    KEITH SLIFER; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  45. VACCINIA B5R PROTEIN IN SPREAD IMMUNE EVASION, VACCINES
    STUART ISAACS; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  46. Seasonality, Environment, and Infectious Diseases
    David Fisman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The latter aim will be achieved using mathematical modeling. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  47. Blood Exposure and Primary Prevention in the Home Care *
    JANE LIPSCOMP; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Risk factors for needlestick injuries in the acute care setting have been elucidated, however little is known about the risk factors facing the ..
  48. The Social Context of Disclosure and HIV Sexual Risk among Bisexual Black Men
    David Malebranche; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  49. Evaluation of Workplace Violence Prevention Intervention
    Jane Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..4) Design and implement a violence prevention intervention within these workplaces. 5) Conduct a process and outcome evaluation of the intervention in sample workplaces one year following program implementation. ..
  50. Rapid HIV Testing for Emergency Department Patients
    Roland Merchant; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..He will be mentored by internationally-known experts in HIV research from biostatistics, epidemiology, and clinical medicine at both Brown University and Harvard University. ..
  51. GDF-5 Regulation in Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
    Xudong Li; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..If successful in achieving meaningful repair, this project will help investigators make significant strides towards enabling disc repair in humans. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  52. DEMOLITION AND ASTHMA IN CHICAGO PUBLIC HOUSING
    Samuel Dorevitch; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  53. Nurse Staffing, Financial Performance, Quality of Care
    Barbara Mark; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  54. Evaluation of Organizational Justice Intervention to Alleviate TYPE III Violence
    Jane A Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..4) To evaluate the impact of a workplace violence prevention program on organizational justice climate and the incidences and prevalence of Type III workplace violence by comparing intervention and control agencies. ..
  55. EFFECTS OF OSHA GUIDELINES ON VIOLENCE PREVENTION IN MEN
    Jane Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..