|Document ID (ISN)||68398|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0309-2402 - Journal of Advanced Nursing
|Convention or series no.
||Hanrahan A., Reutter L.
||A critical review of the literature on sharps injuries: Epidemiology, management of exposures and prevention
||Jan. 1997, Vol.25, No.1, p.144-154. Illus. 130 ref.
||Literature review on the epidemiology, management and prevention of sharps injuries in health care workers, particularly nurses. The problem is of special importance because of the increasing evidence of a small, but measurable, risk of the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus through sharps injuries. A retrospective survey of the factors related to these injuries was conducted, primarily in hospital settings. The authors point out the need to investigate the organizational and behavioural factors both in hospitals and in other health care settings.
||infectious diseases; immunodeficiency syndrome; injuries; health care personnel; hospitals; nursing personnel; infection control
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Machinery and tools
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases