The prevalence of needle stick injuries in medical, dental, nursing and midwifery students at the university teaching hospitals of Shiraz, Iran.

@article{Askarian2006ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of needle stick injuries in medical, dental, nursing and midwifery students at the university teaching hospitals of Shiraz, Iran.},
  author={Mehrdad Askarian and Leila Malekmakan},
  journal={Indian journal of medical sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={60 6},
  pages={227-32}
}
BACKGROUND Medical, dental, nursing and midwifery students are at high risk for occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens (BBPs) via sharp injuries such as needle stick injuries (NSIs). AIMS The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of NSIs and the knowledge, attitude and practices of these students regarding their prevention. SETTINGS AND DESIGN The clinical students at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran, were eligible to participate in a survey conducted by a self… CONTINUE READING

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