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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(8): 2486-2492
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.294


Prevalence and Knowledge of Needle Stick Injury among the Health Care Workers in a Tertiary Care Hospital Solan H.P.
Amisha Sharma, Charu Singh, Seema Solanki*, Satishkumar,Priya Mehrishi and Sameer Singh Faujdar
 
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

NSI is a major occupational health and safety issue faced by health-care professionals globally. National institute for occupational safety and health define NSIs as “injuries caused by needles such as hypodermic blood collection needles, IV styles and needles used to connect part of IV delivery system”. HCW are exposed to NSI from unsafe practices such as recapping of needles, manipulating used needles, such as bending, breaking or cutting hypodermic needles or passing of needles from one workers to another. (1)The hazard of injury is further compounded by the high prevalence of HIV, HBV, and HCV among hospitalized patients that result in infections with hepatitis B and C and HIV. Health care professionals are most negligent as far as their own health is concerned. The hazard of injury is further compounded by the high prevalence of HIV, HBV, and HCV among hospitalized patients that result in infections with hepatitis B and C and HIV. Therefore this study was conducted on 152 health care workers working in a tertiary care hospital of Maharishi Markendeshwar Medical College and Hospital, Kumarhatti, Solan (H.P) with the objective to determine the prevalence of NSIs among the health care workers, to determine the association between NSI and selected variables such as age, marital status, years in service, educational qualification and to assess the measures undertaken by the respondents after the NSI and also to determine the incidence of self-reported cases of needle stick and sharp instruments (NSI). (2, 3)


Keywords: Needle stick Injury, Health care workers, Post exposure prophylaxis.
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Amisha Sharma, Charu Singh, Seema Solanki, Satishkumar, Priya Mehrishi and Sameer Singh Faujdar. 2017. Prevalence and Knowledge of Needle Stick Injury among the Health Care Workers in a Tertiary Care Hospital Solan H.P.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(8): 2486-2492. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.294