Needlestick and sharps injuries among nurses in the healthcare sector in a city of western Turkey.

@article{Ayranci2004NeedlestickAS,
  title={Needlestick and sharps injuries among nurses in the healthcare sector in a city of western Turkey.},
  author={Unal Ayranci and Nedime Kosgeroglu},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2004},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={216-23}
}
The aims of this study were to determine the rate of bloodborne infections after needlestick and sharps injuries in nurses at work, to estimate the number of vaccinations administered, and to assess whether universal precautions were being followed. The study involved 289 nurses working in five hospitals and six primary healthcare centres. Between 1 April 2002 and 31 June 2002, a total of 139 practising nurses were included in the study following a needlestick or sharps injury. The results of… CONTINUE READING