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Document ID (ISN)68398
CIS number 97-290
ISSN - Serial title 0309-2402 - Journal of Advanced Nursing
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hanrahan A., Reutter L.
Title A critical review of the literature on sharps injuries: Epidemiology, management of exposures and prevention
Bibliographic information Jan. 1997, Vol.25, No.1, p.144-154. Illus. 130 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) infectious diseases; immunodeficiency syndrome; injuries; health care personnel; hospitals; nursing personnel; infection control
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Machinery and tools
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) HIV/AIDS
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases