A study of needle stick injuries among medical undergraduates.

  title={A study of needle stick injuries among medical undergraduates.},
  author={Hongling Chia and David Koh and Jeyavinoth Jeyaratnam},
  journal={Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore},
  volume={22 3},
A study was conducted to determine the incidence and causes of needlestick injuries among 158 medical undergraduates who had completed their first clinical year. A response rate of 97.5% (154 out of 158 students) was obtained, of which 54 students (35.1%) reported at least one needlestick injury. The commonest cause of injury was during the process of venepuncture (27%), followed by uncapping of needles (22.2%) and recapping of used needles (19.8%). The highest incidence of injury occurred… CONTINUE READING