Corpus ID: 33927925

Needlestick and sharp injuries among healthcare workers in hospitals: a mini-systematic review

  title={Needlestick and sharp injuries among healthcare workers in hospitals: a mini-systematic review},
  author={F. S. Khraisat and M. H. Juni and A. A. Rahman and S. Said},
Background: Needlestick and sharp injuries (NSSIs) are defined as percutaneous injuries with needles or sharp objects contaminated with blood or other body fluids. NSSIs are considered as a major occupational hazard among healthcare workers (HCWs) since needles and sharp objects are commonly used in hospitals. Objectives: The objective of this study is to conduct a systematic review on the published scientific literature to provide accurate assessment of needlestick and sharp injuries among… Expand
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