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Careful handling of the needle, using sharp containers and one-handed scoop technique for capping of the needle and adherence to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards can reduce the risk of needle stick injuries.
Study of needle stick injuries among health care workers at a tertiary care hospital.
Nurses are probably the most commonly exposed health care staff exposed to needle stick injuries and contact with infectious fluids.
The areas covered in all the above IEC package included the "three criteria of safe injection" by WHO which are as follows: no harm to the recipient, no harm to the provider, no harm to the community, diseases transmitted by unsafe injection, vaccines to prevent blood borne infections, knowledge about autodisable (AD syringes), exposure to needle stick injuries, steps for prevention of needle stick injuries, postexposure prophylaxis against HIV, hepatitis B vaccination, disposal of injection related biomedical waste, and so forth.
Knowledge, attitude and practices among health care workers on needle stick injuries.
Subject and Methods: All self-reported needle stick injuries data of Health care workers of radiology department was recorded.
8 (ANI): Forty-year-old M K Maan of Mecmaan Healthcare has come up with a safety intravenous cannule, a device that prevents needle stick injuries among healthcare workers.
Accidental exposure to blood borne diseases through needle stick injuries (NSI) is very common among health care workers.
Data from the EPInet system suggest that in an average hospital, workers incur approximately 27 needle stick injuries / 100 beds / year (4).
Inspectors raised concerns that staff were at risk of sustaining potentially dangerous needle stick injuries because a sharps bin on the Royal Gwent's ward C5 west was overflowing.
Thus, it is pertinent to develop surgical techniques to avoid needle stick injuries among healthcare workers.
In very rare cases, diseases such as tuberculosis, syphilis, herpes, malaria, toxoplasmosis, diphtheria, and blast mycosis have been transmitted through needle stick injuries.