Benchmarking of percutaneous injuries at the Ministry of Health hospitals of Saudi Arabia in comparison with the United States hospitals participating in Exposure Prevention Information Network (EPINet™).

@article{Memish2015BenchmarkingOP,
  title={Benchmarking of percutaneous injuries at the Ministry of Health hospitals of Saudi Arabia in comparison with the United States hospitals participating in Exposure Prevention Information Network (EPINet™).},
  author={Ziada A Memish and Abdallah M Assiri and Mervat M Eldalatony and Hanan M. Hathout},
  journal={The international journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={
          26-33
        }
}
BACKGROUND Exposure to blood-borne pathogens from needle-stick and sharp injuries continues to pose a significant risk to health care workers. These events are of concern because of the risk to transmit blood-borne diseases such as hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, and the human immunodeficiency virus. OBJECTIVE To benchmark different risk factors associated with needle-stick incidents among health care workers in the Ministry of Health hospitals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia compared to… CONTINUE READING
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