Healthcare workers, in the course of their professional activity, are potentially exposed to chemical, physical and above all biological risks. The aims of our study were to investigate the extent and distribution of needle-stick and sharp injuries (NSIs) in healthcare students, the behaviours and circumstances most frequently associated with NSIs, the frequency of NSI reporting and the adherence to the post-exposure protocols.

Sharps and needle-stick injuries among medical residents and healthcare professional students: Pattern and reporting in Italy - A cross-sectional analytical study

Papadopoli R.;Bianco A.;Pepe D.;Pileggi C.
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Pavia M.
2019-01-01

Abstract

Healthcare workers, in the course of their professional activity, are potentially exposed to chemical, physical and above all biological risks. The aims of our study were to investigate the extent and distribution of needle-stick and sharp injuries (NSIs) in healthcare students, the behaviours and circumstances most frequently associated with NSIs, the frequency of NSI reporting and the adherence to the post-exposure protocols.
2019
healthcare professional students; medical residents; needle-stick injuries; nurses; sharp injuries
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