Organizational climate, staffing, and safety equipment as predictors of needlestick injuries and near-misses in hospital nurses.

@article{Clarke2002OrganizationalCS,
  title={Organizational climate, staffing, and safety equipment as predictors of needlestick injuries and near-misses in hospital nurses.},
  author={Sean Clarke and Joan L Rockett and Douglas Sloane and Linda H. Aiken},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2002},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={207-16}
}
BACKGROUND Recently passed federal legislation requires institutions to adopt safety equipment to prevent needlesticks, but there is little empirical evidence of the effectiveness of specific types of safety devices or the contribution of safety devices to reducing needlesticks relative to the contributions of staffing, organizational climate, and clinicians' experience. METHOD In 1998, 2287 medical-surgical unit nurses in 22 US hospitals were surveyed in regard to staffing and organizational… CONTINUE READING

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