Needle stick and sharp injuries were one of the major risk factors for blood and body fluid borne infections at health care facilities. To assess occupational exposure to needle stick and sharp injuries and associated factors among health care workers in Awi zone, Study participants were selected using systematic random sampling technique. When queried, Participants who practiced needle recapping and had job related stress were
Needlestick injuries among health care workers. A literature review
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Needlestick injury prevention systematic literature review
Needle stick and sharps injuries are occupational hazards to healthcare workers. Every day healthcare workers are exposed to deadly blood borne pathogens through contaminated needles and other sharp objects. About twenty blood borne pathogens can be transmitted through accidental needle stick and sharp injury. The study was conducted to determine the lifetime and past one year prevalence of needle stick and sharps injuries and factors associated with the past one year injuries among hospital healthcare workers in Southeast Ethiopia.
Background: Needlestick and sharps injuries are the leading causes of morbidity in the dermatologic field. Among medical specialties, surgeons and dermatologists have the highest rates of needlestick and sharps injuries. The high rates of needlestick and sharps injuries in dermatology not only apply to physicians, but also to nurses, physician assistants, and technicians in the dermatologic field. Needlestick and sharps injuries are of great concern due to the monetary, opportunity, social, and emotional costs associated with their occurrence. Objective: A review of preventative techniques and post-exposure protocols for the major types of sharps injuries encountered in dermatologic practice.