Needlestick injuries to nurses, in context.

Sean Clarke, Douglas M. Sloane, Linda H. Aiken

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Abstract

Injuries with used needles and other "sharps" put health care workers at risk for serious bloodborne infections, such as HIV and hepatitis B and C. To some extent, this risk can be lessened through safer techniques (such as not recapping needles) and safer devices (such as needleless and self-sheathing equipment). But these injuries occur within a context (often a hospital unit) with organizational features that may themselves contribute to an increased or decreased risk. This Issue Brief summarizes a series of studies that investigate whether workplace aspects of the hospital (such as staffing levels, and organizational structure and climate) affect the risk of needlestick injuries to nurses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalLDI issue brief
Volume8
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

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Needlestick Injuries
Nurses
Needles
Equipment and Supplies
Hospital Units
Wounds and Injuries
Hepatitis C
Hepatitis B
Climate
Workplace
HIV
Delivery of Health Care
Infection

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Clarke, S., Sloane, D. M., & Aiken, L. H. (2002). Needlestick injuries to nurses, in context. LDI issue brief, 8(1), 1-4.

Needlestick injuries to nurses, in context. / Clarke, Sean; Sloane, Douglas M.; Aiken, Linda H.

In: LDI issue brief, Vol. 8, No. 1, 01.01.2002, p. 1-4.

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Clarke, S, Sloane, DM & Aiken, LH 2002, 'Needlestick injuries to nurses, in context.', LDI issue brief, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 1-4.
Clarke S, Sloane DM, Aiken LH. Needlestick injuries to nurses, in context. LDI issue brief. 2002 Jan 1;8(1):1-4.
Clarke, Sean ; Sloane, Douglas M. ; Aiken, Linda H. / Needlestick injuries to nurses, in context. In: LDI issue brief. 2002 ; Vol. 8, No. 1. pp. 1-4.
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