OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD: NEEDLE STICK INJURY AMONG HEALTH CARE WORKERSJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.6, No. 9)
Publication Date: 2018-09-08
Authors : Abeer Abdullah Alrumayyan.;
Page : 97-101
Keywords : International Journal of Advanced Research (IJAR);
Many infectious diseases can be transmitted through injuries. Of most important are virus infections like human immunodeficiency (HIV), hepatitis C (HCV) and hepatitis B (HBV). Health workers are nurses the most affected . Needle stick injury is considered highly under reported. The world health organization and the International Council of Nurses introduced a pilot Project to decrease needle stick injury among health workers. Policies and methods of prevention of needle stick injury were distributed worldwide. Although WHO needle stick injury policies are recognized in Saudi Arabia, they are not implemented properly. This assignment will review the health issue of injuries and infectious diseases produced by needle stick injuries internationally and in Saudi Arabia (NGH).
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