Prevalence of needle sticks exposure in operation room’s staff of Borujen & Lordegan hospitals - 2010-2011

Heidari, M. and Shahbazi, S. (2011) Prevalence of needle sticks exposure in operation room’s staff of Borujen & Lordegan hospitals - 2010-2011. Journal of School Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health, 5 (2).

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Abstract

Background and objective: Needle stick is one of the most causes that expose health care workers to blood infectious diseases such as hepatitis B & C and also HIV. Operation rooms are among working places for personnel to the risk of exposure with scalpel injuries. Therefore, this study performed to assess the needle stick exposure in operation room’s staff of Borujen and Lordegan hospitals. Material and Methods: This descriptive study was carried out on 77 operation room’s staff of Borujen Valiasr and Lordegan Seyedalshohada hospital. Data were obtained by needle stick questionnaire that was designed by researchers. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and chi square in spss15 software. Results: Results showed that 42.85% of volunteers were male and 57.15% were female. the needle stick exposure was not significantly differ between males and females. Of questioned staff 45.45% had history of needle stick exposure at least for 1 occasion. Most common cause of damage was needle of syringe, suture scalp and bistury. 100% of staff was agreed regarding establishment of training courses about prevention of needle stick. Conclusion: According to the high prevalence of needle stick in OR, it seems that establishment and perform of courses about prevention of needle stick is very necessary.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Operating Room Staff, Infection, Needle sticks Injuries
Subjects: WY Nursing
QW Microbiology and Immunology
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2017 10:50
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2017 10:50
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6371

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