[Home ] [Archive]   [ فارسی ]  
:: Main :: About :: Current Issue :: Archive :: Search :: Submit :: Contact ::
Main Menu
Home::
Journal Information::
Articles archive::
For Authors::
For Reviewers::
Publishing Policies::
Registration::
Contact us::
Site Facilities::
::
Search in website

Advanced Search
..
Receive site information
Enter your Email in the following box to receive the site news and information.
..
:: Volume 1, Issue 3 (Summer 2012) ::
JHPM 2012, 1(3): 46-54 Back to browse issues page
Needle sticks injuries among heath care workers in emergency medical centers in Tehran University of Medical Sciences Hospitals (2007-2010)
Rezaei Sh , Rabirad N , Tamizi Z , Fallahi Khoshknab M , Mohammad Nejad E , Mahmoodi M
Department of Nursing, University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran (Corresponding Author). , msflir@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (27734 Views)

 

 Introduction: Today, Needle Stick Injuries (NSI) are very important occupational hazards experienced by healthcare workers lead to exposure to blood-borne viruses especially hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. The aim of this study was to determine needle sticks injuries among heath care workers in emergency medical centers in Tehran University of Medical Sciences hospitals (2007-2010)

 

Materials and methods : In this descriptive study 991 heath care workers worked in emergency wards in Tehran University of Medical Sciences hospitals were followed for needle stick events from 2007 to 2010. Sampling method was census. Data were collected by a researcher-made questionnaire consisted of 32 questions included demographic variables and NSI included the event that leads to needle stick injuries. Content and face validity and also test-retest reliability (r = 0/71) were measured and data was analyzed by SPSS 16.

  

Findings: The study population reported 167 needle stick injuries during the study period (167 heath care workers exposure group, 554 heath care workers not exposure group). Incidence rate of NSI was 16/85%. Majority of subjects in exposure group were female (50/89%), married (52/69%) and nurse (53/2 %) and also the mean age was 35/3       6/4. In most cases, needles (55/08%) and vein catheter (22/75%) were responsible for injuries. IV access (24/7%) and recapping of needles (23/3%) were most common action resulted to exposure. There weren't statistically significant different in demographic variables except working experience between exposure groups and not exposure group. 

 

Conclusion:  According to the results of this study, incidence rate of NSI among HCWs worked in emergency wards in TUMS less than other studies in different countries. This might be an indication of inadequate reporting. It is suggested that, NSI in hospitals should be managed through obtaining an appropriate reporting system and organizing blood and body fluid exposure surveillance system.

 

Keywords: Needle Stick Injuries, Nursing, Hospitals, Emergency wards, Incidence, Job related exposure.
Full-Text [PDF 876 kb]   (2185 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: health services management
Received: 2012/07/24 | Published: 2012/07/15
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:

CAPTCHA


XML   Persian Abstract   Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Rezaei Sh, Rabirad N, Tamizi Z, Fallahi Khoshknab M, Mohammad Nejad E, Mahmoodi M. Needle sticks injuries among heath care workers in emergency medical centers in Tehran University of Medical Sciences Hospitals (2007-2010). JHPM 2012; 1 (3) :46-54
URL: http://jhpm.ir/article-1-81-en.html


Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Volume 1, Issue 3 (Summer 2012) Back to browse issues page
مدیریت ارتقای سلامت  Journal of Health Promotion Management
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.04 seconds with 37 queries by YEKTAWEB 4657