Summary: Penetrating stab wounds caused by needles. They are of special concern to health care workers since such injuries put them at risk for developing infectious disease.
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- Epidemiology of needlestick injuries among health care workers in a secondary care hospital in Saudi ArabiaSaulat Jahan
Preventive Medicine Department, Buraidah Central Hospital, Buraidah, Al Qassim, Saudi Arabia
Ann Saudi Med 25:233-8. 2005Accidental needlestick injuries sustained by health care workers are a common occupational hazard in health care settings...
- Differences between hospital- and community-acquired blood exposure incidents revealed by a regional expert counseling centerP Th L van Wijk
Department of Medical Microbiology en Infection Control, Jeroen Bosch Hospital, POB 90153, 5211 ME, s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Infection 34:17-21. 2006..One year (2003) regional analysis of all blood exposure incidents from hospitals as well as from the community...
- Toronto hospital reduces sharps injuries by 80%, eliminates blood collection injuries. A case study: Toronto East General Hospital pioneers healthcare worker safetyLaura Visser
Planning, Partnerships and Public Relations at Toronto East General Hospital
Healthc Q 9:68-70, 4. 2006....
- Use of HIV postexposure prophylaxis by dental health care personnel: an overview and updated recommendationsJennifer L Cleveland
Division of Oral Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
J Am Dent Assoc 133:1619-26. 2002..They also discuss updated U.S. Public Health Service, or USPHS, recommendations for managing occupational exposures to HIV, as well as considerations for dentistry...
- Needlestick injuries in a tertiary care centre in Mumbai, IndiaA Mehta
P D Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim West, Mumbai 400 016, India
J Hosp Infect 60:368-73. 2005..a tertiary care centre in central Mumbai, and we report a six-year (1998--2003) ongoing surveillance of needlestick injuries. Of the 380 HCWs who reported needlestick injuries, 45% were nurses, 33% were attendants, 11% were doctors ..
- Role of safety-engineered devices in preventing needlestick injuries in 32 French hospitalsF Lamontagne
Department of Infectious Diseases, Tenon University Hospital, Paris, France
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:18-23. 2007To 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.
- Needlestick and other potential blood and body fluid exposures among health care workers in British Columbia, CanadaHasanat 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...
- Efficacy of safety-engineered device implementation in the prevention of percutaneous injuries: a review of published studiesSeJean 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...
- Changing trends in hepatitis C infection over the past 50 years in JapanHobyung 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...
- Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids among health care workers in a general hospital, ChinaMin Zhang
National Institute for Occupational Health and Poison Control, China CDC, Beijing, China
Am J Ind Med 52:89-98. 2009..To understand current status of occupational exposure to blood and body fluids (BBF), and awareness of knowledge about occupational bloodborne pathogen exposures and universal precaution among hospital-based health care workers (HCWs)...
- Occupational injury history and universal precautions awareness: a survey in Kabul hospital staffAhmad Shah Salehi
Ministry of Public Health, Kabul, Afghanistan
BMC Infect Dis 10:19. 2010..Health staff in Afghanistan may be at high risk of needle stick injury and occupational infection with blood borne pathogens, but we have not found any published or unpublished data...
- Needlestick injuries: a survey of doctors working at Tertiary Care Hospitals of RawalpindiMuhammad Khurram
Department of Medicine, Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi
J Pak Med Assoc 61:63-5. 2011To document frequency, nature and predisposing factors for needlestick injuries (NSI) in doctors working at tertiary care hospitals of Rawalpindi.
- Needlestick injuries and infectious patients in a major academic medical centre from 2003 to 2010G 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...
- Age and years in practice as factors associated with needlestick and sharps injuries among health care workers in a Portuguese hospitalArtur 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....
- Medical students' knowledge of sharps injuriesS K F Elliott
Clinical Microbiology, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TH, UK
J Hosp Infect 60:374-7. 2005..students are at risk of occupational exposure to blood-borne viruses following sharps incidents including needlestick injuries. The recent Department of Health guidelines recommend that all HCWs entering a career involving exposure-..
- The impact of U.S. policies to protect healthcare workers from bloodborne pathogens: the critical role of safety-engineered devicesJanine 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....
- Evaluation of 19 cases of inadvertent globe perforation due to periocular injectionsSalil S Gadkari
Gadkari Eye Centre, Pune, India
Indian J Ophthalmol 55:103-7. 2007..Inadvertent globe perforation due to periocular injection is a serious iatrogenic complication...
- Needlestick injury among interns and medical students in the Occupied Palestinian TerritoryM 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...
- Disposal of sharps medical waste in the United States: impact of recommendations and regulations, 1987-2007Jane 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....
- Mental health of healthcare workers who experience needlestick and sharps injuriesJang 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...
- Needlestick injuries and other occupational exposures to body fluids amongst employees and medical students of a German university: incidence and follow-upK 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...
- Brief report: needlestick injury and inadequate post-exposure practice in medical studentsPatrick 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...
- Percutaneous injuries and accidental blood exposure in surgical residents: awareness and use of prophylaxis in relation to HIVT 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)...
- Prevention of needlestick injuries: the need for strategic marketing to address health care worker misperceptionsKaren Slater
Center for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Am J Infect Control 35:560-2. 2007
- Prevalence and prevention of needlestick injuries among health care workers in a German university hospitalSabine Wicker
Occupational Health Service, Hospital of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt, Theodor Stern Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt, Germany
Int Arch Occup Environ Health 81:347-54. 2008..b>Needlestick injuries can be prevented by safer devices.
- Percutaneous exposure incidents of the health care personnel in a newly founded tertiary hospital: a prospective studyMatthew E Falagas
Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
PLoS ONE 2:e194. 2007..We undertook this study in order to estimate the overall incidence of such injuries in a newly founded tertiary hospital, and to evaluate possible changes in their incidence over time...
- Epidemiology of needlestick and sharps injuries among professional Korean nursesDerek R Smith
International Center for Research Promotion and Informatics, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Tama ku, Kawasaki, Japan
J Prof Nurs 22:359-66. 2006..Intervention and preventive strategies to help reduce their NSI exposures are urgently required in this country...
- Evaluating infection control practices among dentists in Vâlcea, Romania, in 1998Rosemary E Duffy
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:570-5. 2004..To evaluate infection control knowledge and practices, provide training on universal-standard precautions (USP), and improve infection control knowledge and practices among dentists...
- Injection practices in southern part of IndiaM Rajasekaran
Department of Pharmacology, KAP Viswanatham Government Medical College, Trichy, Tamilnadu, India
Public Health 117:208-13. 2003..The annual incidence of needlestick injuries among providers was 23.6, which is extremely high...
- Evaluation of interventions to prevent needlestick injuries in health care occupationsB Rogers
School of Public Health, Occupational Health Nursing, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27955 7400, USA
Am J Prev Med 18:90-8. 2000The objective of this study was to evaluate interventions that reduce or prevent needlestick injuries in health care occupations.
- Characteristics of persons and jobs with needlestick injuries in a national data setJ Paul Leigh
Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA 95616 8638, USA
Am J Infect Control 36:414-20. 2008..Physicians, nurses, and others are at risk of needlesticks, yet little national information is available regarding incidence across demographic and occupational categories...
- Infection risks following accidental exposure to blood or body fluids in health care workers: a review of pathogens transmitted in published casesArnaud 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...
- Needle stick injuries among nurses in sub-Saharan AfricaFredrich M Nsubuga
Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
Trop Med Int Health 10:773-81. 2005..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...
- Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids among health care workers in Ankara, TurkeyAlpay Azap
Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Am J Infect Control 33:48-52. 2005..Because there are no systematic recording programs in Turkey, national data concerning frequency of exposures are not readily available...
- Epidemiology of needlestick and sharps injuries among nurses in a Japanese teaching hospitalD R Smith
Department of Hazard Assessment, National Institute of Industrial Health, Kawasaki, Japan
J Hosp Infect 64:44-9. 2006..Intervention strategies should consider the emerging complicity of psychosocial factors on NSI among hospital staff in Japan, as elsewhere...
- Needlestick injuries among medical studentsJ Megan M Patterson
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
Am J Infect Control 31:226-30. 2003..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...
- Occupational exposures to blood in a dental teaching environment: results of a ten-year surveillance studyF 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....
- Organizational climate and its relationship with needlestick and sharps injuries among Japanese nursesDerek 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...
- A review of sharps injuries and preventative strategiesJ C Trim
Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infection Control, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, Edgbaston, UK
J Hosp Infect 53:237-42. 2003..Introducing needle protective devices should be considered particularly in high-risk areas, after training, education, evaluation and cost-benefit analysis...
- Needlestick injuries in the United States. Epidemiologic, economic, and quality of life issuesJennifer M Lee
Abt Associates, Inc, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
AAOHN J 53:117-33. 2005Best evidence from prospective studies with aggressive monitoring suggests that the incidence of needlestick injuries is significantly higher than reported through passive surveillance, ranging from 14 to 839 needlestick injuries per 1,..
- Study on incidence of needle stick injury and factors associated with this problem among medical studentsMohamad 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...
- Injury reports in a dental school: a two-year overviewRichard S Callan
Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry, 1120 15 Street, AD 3255, Augusta, Ga 30912 1260, USA
J Dent Educ 70:1089-97. 2006....
- Dengue virus infection transmitted by needle stick injuryJ Langgartner
Department of Internal Medicine I, University Medical Center, University of Regensburg, Germany
J Infect 44:269-70. 2002
- Needlestick injuries among surgeons in trainingMartin A Makary
Center for Outcomes Research, Department of Surgery, Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Quality and Safety Research Group, Baltimore 21231, USA
N Engl J Med 356:2693-9. 2007Surgeons in training are at high risk for needlestick injuries. The reporting of such injuries is a critical step in initiating early prophylaxis or treatment.
- Use of safety devices and the prevention of percutaneous injuries among healthcare workersVictoria 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...
- Preventing percutaneous injuries among dental health care personnelJennifer L Cleveland
Division of Oral Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
J Am Dent Assoc 138:169-78; quiz 247-8. 2007..This article describes the circumstances of percutaneous injuries among a sample of hospital-based dental HCP and estimates the preventability of a subset of these injuries: needlesticks...
- National incidence of percutaneous injury in Taiwan healthcare workersJudith S C Shiao
Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Res Nurs Health 31:172-9. 2008..This study documents the annual incidence of PCI among HCWs showing important potential exposure to viral hepatitis and HIV in Taiwan...
- [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...
- Occupational exposure to blood or body fluids as a result of needlestick injuries and other sharp device injuries among medical residents in JapanKoji Wada
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:507-9. 2007
- Needlestick transmission of hepatitis CMark S Sulkowski
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 424 N Bond St, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
JAMA 287:2406-13. 2002..These data underscore the importance of identifying persons with acute HCV infection and promptly referring them to experienced clinicians who can provide updated counseling and treatment...
- Student nurses in Taiwan at high risk for needlestick injuriesJudith Shu Chu Shiao
Faculty of Nursing, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
Ann Epidemiol 12:197-201. 2002To describe the prevalence and characteristics of needlestick injuries (NSI) in student nurses in Taiwan.
- Needlestick injury in acute care nurses caring for patients with diabetes mellitus: a retrospective studyJennifer 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...
- Lack of risk-awareness and reporting behavior towards HIV infection through needlestick injury among European medical studentsHelmut 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. 2011Medical students are at risk for occupational needlestick injuries (NSIs) which can result in substantial health consequences and psychological stress...
- Costs associated with sharps injuries in the Swedish health care setting and potential cost savings from needle-stick prevention devices with needle and syringeAnna 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...
- Risk of sharps exposure among health science students in northeast ChinaZhuo 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...
- Organizational climate, staffing, and safety equipment as predictors of needlestick injuries and near-misses in hospital nursesSean P Clarke
Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, 420 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Am J Infect Control 30:207-16. 2002....
- Underreporting of blood and body fluid exposures among health care students and trainees in the acute care setting: a 2007 surveyChad 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...
- [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...
- Epidemiological characteristics of occupational blood exposures of healthcare workers in a university hospital in South Korea for 10 yearsH S Oh
Infection Control Service, Seoul National University Hospital, 28 Yongondong Chongnogu, Seoul 110 744, South Korea
J Hosp Infect 60:269-75. 2005..We also found an increase in the risk of HCV and HIV during the study period, suggesting that OBEs could be a serious threat to HCWs...
- The frequency and causes of occupational injuries among nursing students in TurkeyVesile 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...
- Prevalence of and risk factors for needlestick and sharps injuries among nursing students in Hong KongKin Cheung
School of Nursing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Am J Infect Control 40:997-1001. 2012Although 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...
- Medical students' exposure to bloodborne pathogens in the operating room: 15 years laterConnie 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)...
- Introducing safety syringes into a UK dental school--a controlled studyJ 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...
- Blood and body fluid exposures among US medical students in BotswanaJessica 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...
- Willingness to pay to avoid sharps-related injuries: a study in injured health care workersDavid 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...
- Risk of needle stick and sharp object injuries among medical studentsC 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...
- Health care workers' experience with postexposure management of bloodborne pathogen exposures: a pilot studyR 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....
- Effects of hospital staffing and organizational climate on needlestick injuries to nursesSean P Clarke
Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, 19104 6096, USA
Am J Public Health 92:1115-9. 2002This study determined the effects of nurse staffing and nursing organization on the likelihood of needlestick injuries in hospital nurses.
- Percutaneous and mucocutaneous exposures in nursing students: an Italian observational studyCristina 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...
- [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...
- Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids among Turkish nursing students during clinical practice training: frequency of needlestick/sharp injuries and hepatitis B immunisationMelek 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...
- [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)...
- 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. 2008Medical students are at risk of occupational exposure to blood-borne viruses following needlestick injuries (NSIs) during medical school...
- 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 injuriesMevlüde 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...
- A comprehensive approach to percutaneous injury prevention during phlebotomy: results of a multicenter study, 1993-1995Francisco 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...
- Evaluation of home health care nurses' practice and their employers' policies related to bloodborne pathogensBarbara 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...
- Self-reported needlestick injuries in dental health care workers at Armed Forces Hospital Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaT Paul
Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Mil Med 165:208-10. 2000The 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...
- Sciatic nerve injury from intramuscular injection: a persistent and global problemP 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...
- Barriers to the reporting and management of needlestick injuries among surgeonsR Kennedy
Department of General Surgery, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Ir J Med Sci 178:297-9. 2009b>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...
- Workers' compensation claims for needlestick injuries among healthcare workers in Washington State, 1996-2000Syed M Shah
Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, Washington, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:775-81. 2005To characterize accepted workers' compensation claims for needlestick injuries filed by healthcare workers (HCWs) in non-hospital compared with hospital settings in Washington State.
- [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...
- Accidental needle sticks, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the fallacy of public policyBruce 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...
- 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...
- Increase in sharps injuries in surgical settings versus nonsurgical settings after passage of national needlestick legislationJanine 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...
- Impact of safety needle devices on occupationally acquired needlestick injuries: a four-year prospective studyD 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...
- [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...
- Blood and body fluid exposure risks among health care workers: results from the Duke Health and Safety Surveillance SystemJohn M Dement
Department of Community and Family Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
Am J Ind Med 46:637-48. 2004Health care workers (HCWs) are at risk of exposures to human blood and body fluids (BBF). Needlestick injuries and splashes place HCWs at risk for numerous blood-borne infections including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B (..
- 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.
- Incidence of percutaneous injuries at a dental school: a 4-year retrospective studyF 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...
- Needlestick injuries in a healthcare setting in New ZealandMarie 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...
- Practice of universal precautions among healthcare workersWilson 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...
- Determination of risk of infection with blood-borne pathogens following a needlestick injury in hospital workersSabine 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...
- Prevalence of safer needle devices and factors associated with their adoption: results of a national hospital surveyRaymond 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...
- Needlestick and sharps injuries among a cross-section of physicians in Mainland ChinaDerek 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...
- Standard precautions: occupational exposure and behavior of health care workers in EthiopiaAyalu 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...
- Study of blood contact in simulated surgical needlestick injuries with single or double latex glovingAndreas 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. 2009b>Needlestick injuries are the most common injuries that occur among operation room personnel in the health care service...
- Occupational blood and body fluid exposure of university health care workersElisabetta 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...
- Management of needlestick injuries in general dental practiceA J Smith
Infection Research Group, Glasgow Dental Hospital and School
Br Dent J 190:645-50. 2001The objective of this paper is to advise on the development of practical policies for needlestick injuries in general dental practice...
- Needlestick injuries among health care workers of University of Alexandria HospitalsM I Hanafi
Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt
East Mediterr Health J 17:26-35. 2011..41), adherence to infection control guidelines (OR 0.42), training in injection safety (OR 0.14), comfortable room temperature (OR 0.32) and availability of a written protocol for prompt reporting (OR 0.37)...
- Occupational blood and body fluid exposure in an Australian teaching hospitalP Bi
Department of Public Health, The University of Adelaide, and Occupational Health and Safety Unit, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Epidemiol Infect 134:465-71. 2006..1%). This study indicated that emphasis on work practice, attire, disposal systems and education strategies, as well as the use of safety sharps should be employed to reduce work-related injuries among HCWs in Australia...
- Occupational exposure to biological fluids among a cohort of Brazilian dentistsWanessa Teixeira Bellissimo-Rodrigues
Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto, Univeristy of São Paulo, Brazil
Int Dent J 56:332-7. 2006..To evaluate the epidemiology of percutaneous occupational exposure to biologic fluids and the level of compliance with some recommendations contained in the 'Standard Precautions' among dentists...
- Sterile Hepatic InflammationWajahat Zafar Mehal; Fiscal Year: 2012..The knowledge gained from this project will therefore directly result in designing rational therapies for these conditions. ..
- Tear-Resistant and Elastic Tissue Adhesive for Craniofacial ApplicationsSILVIA 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. ..
- CORD BLOOD COLLECTION DEVICERICHARD MEYST; Fiscal Year: 2009....
- Innovative Device to Improve Safety of Preparing and Administering ChemotherapyPrasad Sunkara; Fiscal Year: 2013....
- Improving Host Response to Implantable Glucose Sensors via Nitric Oxide ReleaseMark H Schoenfisch; Fiscal Year: 2012....
- Anti-Infective Dermal Integration Sleeves for Needle Free Dialysis Access DevicesAndrew 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. ..
- Relieving Pediatric Immunization Pain Using A Reusable Personal DeviceAmy Lynn Baxter; Fiscal Year: 2010..These projects will improve and demonstrate the efficacy of a much-needed intervention for pain inflicted on every child. ..
- Naloxone Nasal Spray DevelopmentDANIEL PAUL WERMELING; Fiscal Year: 2013..Conduct a human nasal tolerability study of the final formulation ..
- Innovative Device to Improve Safety of Preparing and Administering ChemotherapyStephen Mitchell; Fiscal Year: 2010....
- 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. ..
- Tenth Anniversary of Needlestick Safety & Prevention Act: Charting a Future PathJANINE 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...
- Occupational Health in Home Health Care ConferenceRobyn R M Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2010..This will allow for feedback, input, and advice regarding translation of research into action. ..
- Organizational Climate and Hospital Patient/Nurse SafetySean Clarke; Fiscal Year: 2004..for patients (in the form of potentially-preventable complications of care) and nurses (in the form of needlestick injuries)...
- OUTCOMES OF THE REVISED CA BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS STANDARDMarion Gillen; Fiscal Year: 2001..Health care workers, employers, and policy makers need data to understand the various outcomes of standards designed to protect workers. ..
- Expanded Syringe Access Program--NY EvaluationDavid Vlahov; Fiscal Year: 2004....
- CONFERENCE ON SELF-DESTRUCTING (SINGLE-USE) SYRINGESMichael Marmor; Fiscal Year: 1990....
- CLOSING GAP:APPLYING INJURY PREVENTION SCIENCE TO HEALTHStephen 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. ..
- NOVEL DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR TOPICAL ANESTHESIABakul 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. ..
- Evaluation of Traumatic Injuries in HCV During SurgeryDENISE KORNIEWICZ; Fiscal Year: 2004..Most important, 22 percent of all needlestick injuries have been reported by surgical personnel with 33 percent of the injuries occurring in the surgical field, ..
- Clinical Research and Mentoring in Infectious DiseaseKent Sepkowitz; Fiscal Year: 2006..program in health care worker safety (NaSH) examining the effect of safer needles on the rates and types of needlestick injuries. The final activity is enhanced clinical trials, which focus on new therapies for the prevention and ..
- TRANSCUTANEOUS IMMUNIZATION FOR DNAGregory 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. ..
- Risk Factors and Incidence of Sharps Injuries to NursesSean Clarke; Fiscal Year: 2009..The public health impact relates to better strategies for control of exposure to bloodborne pathogens in healthcare workers as well as improving workplace safety more generally. ..
- Rapid and Inexpensive Biochip Based Allergy TestingBryce Nelson; Fiscal Year: 2007..The goal of the Phase II project is to develop a allergy biochip that is capable of providing accurate results rapidly with little patient discomfort. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- TRANSCUTANEOUS IMMUNIZATION FOR TETANUS BOOSTERGregory Glenn; Fiscal Year: 2003..Additionally, the Transcutaneous booster will decrease the risk of needle-sticks and related disease, and reduce personnel and equipment requirements related to tetanus immunization. ..
- Development of a Micronized Needle-Free Nicotine Vaccine for Smoking Cessation anJAMES SEARLES; Fiscal Year: 2009....
- BLOODBORNE EXPOSURE MANAGEMENTRobyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2001..This study will identify barriers to appropriate implementation of the Guidelines and allow us to focus our energies and resources on specific improvements in order to minimize the risk of infection to exposed employees. ..
- BBP EXPOSURE AND RISK FACTORS IN NON-HOSPITAL BASED HCWSRobyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2002..This study will improve our understanding of the risks facing non-hospital HCWs and allow us to focus our energies and resources appropriately. ..
- Innovative HCW Training: Infectious Disease RiskRobyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2002..The results of this study may have important implications for effective health and safety training for nurses. ..
- Bloodborne Pathogen Risk in Home Healthcare WorkersRobyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2007..This study will improve our understanding of the risks facing home health care workers and allow us to focus our risk management energies and resources appropriately. ..
- Exposure to Blood Among Home Health Care NursesJack 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]..
- Costs of Occupational Injury and IllnessJ Leigh; Fiscal Year: 2009..But reported national injury rates have been fallen since 1992. Moreover, Workers'Compensation costs fell from 1993 to 1998 but have risen since 1999. Current and comprehensive estimates are needed. ..
- Targeting the Worksite for Obese Nurses and Their Children: A Feasibility StudySharon Tucker; Fiscal Year: 2009....
- A Model of Patient and Nursing Administration OutomesBarbara Mark; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- SURVEILLANCE METHODS FOR HEALTH CARE AND RELATED WORKERSJohn Dement; Fiscal Year: 2004..Results of the case-based surveillance effort also will have broad application to health care workers. ..
- Certified Safe Farm Evaluating Health Insurance ClaimsKelley Donham; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Non-Peptide Somatostatin Agonist AnalgesicsSusan Carlton; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- POXVIRUS SCR-CONTAINING PROTEINS AS THERAPEUTIC TARGETSSTUART 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. ..
- THE CLOUD ADULTRobert 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. ..
- Workplace Violence Risk in the Home Health Work PlaceJane Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- PERIPHERAL SOMATOSTATIN CONTROLS INFLAMMATORY PAINSusan 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. ..
- DXA: HEALTH BELIEFS & OSTEOPOROSIS PREVENTION BEHAVIORSCarol Sedlak; Fiscal Year: 2002..abstract_text> ..
- Do organizational factors influence both patient and wo*Alison Trinkoff; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- Extended Work Schedules and Workplace Injury in NursesAlison 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...
- BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE APPROACHES TO PEDIATRIC ACUTE PAINKEITH SLIFER; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- VACCINIA B5R PROTEIN IN SPREAD IMMUNE EVASION, VACCINESSTUART ISAACS; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- Seasonality, Environment, and Infectious DiseasesDavid Fisman; Fiscal Year: 2007..The latter aim will be achieved using mathematical modeling. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- 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 ..
- The Social Context of Disclosure and HIV Sexual Risk among Bisexual Black MenDavid Malebranche; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Evaluation of Workplace Violence Prevention InterventionJane 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. ..
- Rapid HIV Testing for Emergency Department PatientsRoland 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. ..
- GDF-5 Regulation in Intervertebral Disc DegenerationXudong 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]..
- DEMOLITION AND ASTHMA IN CHICAGO PUBLIC HOUSINGSamuel Dorevitch; Fiscal Year: 2006....
- Nurse Staffing, Financial Performance, Quality of CareBarbara Mark; Fiscal Year: 2009....
- Evaluation of Organizational Justice Intervention to Alleviate TYPE III ViolenceJane 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. ..
- EFFECTS OF OSHA GUIDELINES ON VIOLENCE PREVENTION IN MENJane Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2001..abstract_text> ..