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jmj 2009, 7(3): 30-38 Back to browse issues page
Survey of Accidental injuries caused by sharp instruments among the Jahrom university of medical sciences hospitals health care workers, 2008.
MohamadHashem Abdi , Sedeghah Najafipour, Saedeh Hamidizade, Farzad Jamali, Neda Pournoroz
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 Introduction   : One  of the most important threats to health care staff is accidental sharp instruments injuries that may transmit  blood born pathogen such as hepatitis B,C and HIV virus  to health care staff. The main objective of this study was to determine injuries caused by sharp instruments among Jahrom university of  medical sciences hospitals health care worker

Material & methods :  In this descriptive study the total number of 298 health care staff working in Peymanieh and Motahari hospitals in Jahrom were included . A  questionnaire was designed to collect data and then the data was analyzed using SPSS software.

Results :  The data indicated that 47.3 % of the staff had a positive history of sharp instruments injuries  and the most common in juries were among the nurses (50.3%). The most causes of damage was Needle Stick injuries (44.4%) that occurred in operating room ward (27.7 %) . 56% of damages happened in the morning. Among staff  92.3%  received hepatitis B vaccine.

Conclusion: based on the findings, providing preventing measures  and continuous training course and  educational conferences to decrease such injuries in health care staff is necessary.

Keywords: needle stick injury, sharp equipment, health care worker
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: ect
Received: 2016/06/8 | Accepted: 2016/06/8 | Published: 2016/06/8
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Abdi M, Najafipour S, Hamidizade S, Jamali F, Pournoroz N. Survey of Accidental injuries caused by sharp instruments among the Jahrom university of medical sciences hospitals health care workers, 2008.. jmj. 2009; 7 (3) :30-38
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