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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(5): 837-837
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.093


Needle Stick Injuries among Health Care workers in a Multispecialty Hospital: A Retrospective Study
Ramakrishna Pai Jakribettu1,2*, Ovine Loyster D’souza2,3, Valerian Sudeep Pinto2,3,
Vidya Rao Surlu2,4,5, Rekha Boloor1,2 and Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga6
1Department of Microbiology
2Hospital Infection Control Unit
3Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Father Muller College of Nursing, Mangalore, Karnataka, India 575002
4Department of Hospital Administration
5Quality Control Department, Father Muller Medical College Hospital, Mangalore, Karnataka, India 575002
6Father Muller Research Centre, Father Muller Road, Kankanady, Mangalore, Karnataka, India  
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

In developing countries, Occupation health and safety is not given priority. The Needle stick Injuries (NSI) are among the incidents which risk the safety of Health Care workers in the hospital and healthcare setup. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of NSI’s in a tertiary care teaching hospital. A total of 70 NSI’s were reported and studied from January to December 2014. Needle stick injuries were more common among doctors and nurses and majority of the NSI’s were reported during blood collection (27%) followed by invasive procedures (21%). The incidence was higher in the trainees’ especially in their initial training period. The wards (41%), followed by emergency room and the intensive care units (25%). Regular training on the cause, consequences and prevention of NSI to the health care professionals, including trainee may help in reducing the incident.


Keywords: Needle Stick Injuries, Health Care Workers
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Ramakrishna Pai Jakribettu, Ovine Loyster D’souza, Valerian Sudeep Pinto, Vidya Rao Surlu, Rekha Boloor and Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga. 2017. Needle Stick Injuries among Health Care workers in a Multispecialty Hospital: A Retrospective Study.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(5): 837-837. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.093