- To identify the types of medical devices causing needlestick injuries among Italian health care workers, to document the device-specific injury rates and time trends for different hollow-bore needles, and to compare injury rates from these devices with those reported in the United States.
- Longitudinal survey.
- Twelve Italian acute care public hospitals.
- Data were obtained from a multihospital surveillance database on the number of total injuries reported in each device category.
Hospitals provided the corresponding number of devices used annually for each needle type.
- Number of needlestick injuries by type of hollowbore needle per 100 000 devices used per year.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exposition professionnelle, Exploration, Homme, Italie, Agent santé, Aiguille, Blessure, Hôpital, Médecine travail, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational exposure, Exploration, Human, Italy, Health worker, Needle, Injury, Hospital, Occupational medicine, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0663787
Code Inist : 002B30B01B. Création : 09/06/1995.