Needlestick injuries among health care workers. A literature review.

@article{Porta1999NeedlestickIA,
  title={Needlestick injuries among health care workers. A literature review.},
  author={Carlos Porta and Eliot Handelman and Patricia A. McGovern},
  journal={AAOHN journal : official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses},
  year={1999},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={
          237-44
        }
}
Needlestick injuries among health care workers are a recognized health hazard, with 400,000 needlesticks occurring annually among the 4 million health care workers in the United States. Existing needlestick injury literature primarily focuses on hospital sites and may not be generalizable to other health care settings such as nursing homes, home health care sites, clinics, and emergency response units. Nurses were at high risk of needlestick injury from syringes and i.v. equipment relative to… CONTINUE READING
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