|Document ID (ISN)||111585|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Vaz K., McGrowder D., Crawford T., Alexander-Lindo R.L., Irving R.
||Prevalence of injuries and reporting of accidents among health care workers at the University Hospital of the West Indies
||2010, Vol.23, No.2, p.133-143. 41 ref.
||11-0168.pdf [in English]
Prevalence_of_injuries.pdf [in English]
||This cross sectional study was conducted in September and October 2007 at the University Hospital of the West Indies. A 28-item self-administered questionnaire was provided to 200 health care workers including medical doctors, medical technologists, nurses and assistants to assess knowledge and practices regarding universal precautions, prevalence of injuries and incidence of accidents and compliance with post-exposure prophylaxis. Splashes from body fluids, needle stick injuries and cuts from other objects were quite prevalent among health care workers. At the same time, the study found that the majority of health care workers was aware of policies and procedures for reporting accidents. Implications of these findings are discussed.
||Jamaica; injuries; safety consciousness; safe working methods; hospitals; health care personnel
||needle-stick injuries; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; notification of occupational accidents; frequency rates
||D - Periodical articles
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
||Health care services
OSH in developing countries