Impact of introduction of sharps containers and of education programmes on the pattern of needle stick injuries in a tertiary care centre in India.


Documentation of needlestick injuries was started in the Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore in 1993. In 1995 large sharps containers were introduced, accompanied by an intensive education programme. Details of documented injuries from 1993 to 1999 were analysed using the Epi-Info software. A total of 347 injuries occurred, mainly due to improper… (More)


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