A prospective look at the burden of sharps injuries and splashes among trauma health care workers in developing countries: true picture or tip of iceberg.

@article{Rajkumari2014APL,
  title={A prospective look at the burden of sharps injuries and splashes among trauma health care workers in developing countries: true picture or tip of iceberg.},
  author={Nonika Rajkumari and Bariamtak Thanbuana and Nibu Varghese John and Jacinta Gunjiyal and Purva Mathur and Mahesh Chandra Misra},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2014},
  volume={45 9},
  pages={1470-8}
}
OBJECTIVES Health care workers (HCWs) face constant risk of exposure to cuts and splashes as occupational hazard. Hence, a prospective observational study was conducted to observe the exposure of HCWs to various sharp injuries and splashes during health care and to work up a baseline injury rate among HCWs for future comparison in trauma care set ups. METHODS A 2 year and 5 month study was conducted among the voluntarily reported exposed HCWs of the APEX trauma centre. Such reported cases… CONTINUE READING

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