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ID (ISN) del documento110629
Número CIS 10-0285
ISSN - Título de la serie 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Año 2008
Número de serie
Autor(es) Wicker S., Jung J., Allwinn R., Gottschalk R., Rabenau H.F.
Título Prevalence and prevention of needlestick injuries among health care workers in a German university hospital
Información bibliográfica Jan. 2008, Vol.81, No.3, p.347-354. Illus. 37 ref.
Resumen Health care workers (HCWs) are exposed to various bloodborne pathogens through job-related risk factors including needlestick injuries. The purpose of this study was to investigate the frequency and causes of needlestick injuries in a German university hospital. Data were obtained by an anonymous, self-reporting questionnaire. The share of reported needlestick injuries which could have been prevented by using safety devices was estimated. 31.4% of participant HCWs had sustained at least one needlestick injury in the last 12 months. A wide variation in the number of reported needlestick injuries was evident across disciplines, ranging from 46.9% among medical staff in surgery and 18.7% among HCWs in pediatrics. Of all occupational groups, physicians have the highest risk to experience needlestick injuries (55.1%). On average 34% of all needlestick injuries could have been avoided by the use of safety devices. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptores (primarios) Alemania; pinchazos de agujas; hospitales; personal de los servicios de salud; tasas de frecuencia
Descriptores (secundarios) diseno del material; encuesta por cuestionario; seguridad incorporada; métodos de trabajo y seguridad
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos biológicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Health care services
Risk evaluation
Safety programmes