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  1. Occupation risk of needlestick injuries among health care personnel in Saudi Arabia.

    Article - En anglais

    In a four-year study of penetrating injuries potentially contaminated with blood among health care personnel, the majority of cases occurred amongst nurses (65%). The wards were the commonest place for injury to occur (39%) which questions whether difficult practical procedures should be performed there.

    Injuries occurred most commonly during the afternoons (63%). Although needles were the most frequent implement (79%) causing injury, very few cases (7%) were related to the re-sheathing of cannulae.

    The commonest injured area (46%) was the palmar surface of the distal forefinger of the non-dominant hand.

    Western staff reported most incidents.

    There were no episodes of repeated needlestick injury.

    No staff developed any blood-borne infection (HIV, hepatitis B, treponemal infection) within a one year follow-up period after such a penetrating injury.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Exposition professionnelle, Traumatisme, Aiguille, Personnel sanitaire, Infection, Homme, Facteur risque, Hôpital, Arabie Saoudite, Asie, Hygiène

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational exposure, Trauma, Needle, Health staff, Infection, Human, Risk factor, Hospital, Saudi Arabia, Asia, Hygiene

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0241237

    Code Inist : 002B05A02. Création : 09/06/1995.