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Needlestick and sharp injuries among health care workers in Saudi hospitals: a review


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AbdulrahmanA., Al Johani and Karuppiah, Karmegam and K.C. Mani, Kulanthayan and Alya O., Al Mutairi and Sambasivam, Sivasankar (2016) Needlestick and sharp injuries among health care workers in Saudi hospitals: a review. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 16 (suppl. 2). pp. 69-72. ISSN 1675-0306

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This paper explains Needlestick and Sharp Injuries among Healthcare Workers in Saudi Hospitals. Presently there are number of factors that are responsible for health care workers injuries. Lack of secure environment and ignorance to safety measures can lead to injuries due to Needlestick and Sharp objects. There is a significant need of providing better working environment for health care workers in Saudi Arabia. Following daily practices and World Health Organization’s measures for taking the preventive steps for these injuries is necessary. Trying to avoid utilizing needles whenever secure and efficient substitutes are present, providing needle containers, avoiding re-capping and wearing gloves on both hands are some of the measures that could be taken to make sure these problems do not recur.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Malaysian Public Health Physicians Association
Keywords: Needlestick; Sharp injuries; Healthcare workers; Saudi hospitals
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2017 13:33
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 13:33
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/53367
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