Evaluation of needle stick injuries among nurses of Khanevadeh Hospital in Tehran

@inproceedings{Galougahi2010EvaluationON,
  title={Evaluation of needle stick injuries among nurses of Khanevadeh Hospital in Tehran},
  author={Mohammad Hassan Kazemi Galougahi},
  booktitle={Iranian journal of nursing and midwifery research},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Accidental needle-stick injuries (NSIs) are a hazard for health-care workers and general public health. Nursing workers are at high risk for occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens (such as HBV, HCV and HIV) via sharp injuries of needle stick. METHODS This descriptive analytical cross-sectional study was done on 158 nursing workers of Khanevadeh Hospital in Tehran to assess needle stick injuries prevalence and related factors via a questionnaire in 2008. Data were processed… CONTINUE READING

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