|Document ID (ISN)||106375|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0925-7535 - Safety Science
|Convention or series no.
||Shah S.F., Bener A., Al-Kaabi S., Al Khal A.L., Samson S.
||The epidemiology of needle stick injuries among health care workers in a newly developed country
||June 2006, Vol.44, No.5, p.387-394. 25 ref.
||The main objective of the study was to characterize the epidemiology of needle-stick injuries (NSI) occurring during 2001 among health care workers (HCWs) of a hospital group in Qatar. Of the 1274 HCWs who were approached to participate in this study, 1022 workers responded to a questionnaire that included variables on age, socio-demographic data and immunization history (response rate 80.2%). Findings are discussed. The study revealed a NSI prevalence of 21%, with the risk of blood borne virus transmission.
||Qatar; health care personnel; hospitals; needle-stick injuries
||safety consciousness; infectious hepatitis; questionnaire survey; frequency rates; safe working methods; vaccination; biological hazards
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Qatar|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases