A study of needle stick injuries among non-consultant hospital doctors in Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/198753
Title:
A study of needle stick injuries among non-consultant hospital doctors in Ireland.
Authors:
O'Connor, M B; Hannon, M J; Cagney, D; Harrington, U; O'Brien, F; Hardiman, N; O'Connor, R; Courtney, K; O'Connor, C
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, South Infirmary, Victoria University Hospital, Old Blackrock Road, Cork, Ireland. mortimeroconnor@gmail.com
Citation:
A study of needle stick injuries among non-consultant hospital doctors in Ireland. 2011, 180 (2):445-9 Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Jun-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/198753
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-010-0667-z
PubMed ID:
21188543
Abstract:
NCHDs are exposed to a great number of blood-borne infections. Needle stick injuries are possibly the main route of acquiring such infections from a non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHDs) perspective. This study examines NCHDs experiences surrounding needle stick injuries.; A cross-sectional self-administered anonymous questionnaire survey was conducted on 185 NCHDs working in a clinical setting among seven teaching hospitals in Ireland. Implied consent was obtained. The data was analysed using Excel spreadsheets. Ethical approval was received.; A response rate of 85.4% (158/185) was achieved. Findings of the study are shown in the manuscript table.; A needle stick injury (NI) history is greater among surgical NCHDs than medical NCHDs. The level of disposable glove usage is worryingly poor. Training in sharps handling and dealing with a NI needs to be addressed. HIV is the blood-borne infection most fear of being contracting as a consequence of a NI.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
INTRODUCTION: NCHDs are exposed to a great number of blood-borne infections. Needle stick injuries are possibly the main route of acquiring such infections from a non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHDs) perspective. This study examines NCHDs experiences surrounding needle stick injuries. METHODS: A cross-sectional self-administered anonymous questionnaire survey was conducted on 185 NCHDs working in a clinical setting among seven teaching hospitals in Ireland. Implied consent was obtained. The data was analysed using Excel spreadsheets. Ethical approval was received. RESULTS: A response rate of 85.4% (158/185) was achieved. Findings of the study are shown in the manuscript table. CONCLUSIONS: A needle stick injury (NI) history is greater among surgical NCHDs than medical NCHDs. The level of disposable glove usage is worryingly poor. Training in sharps handling and dealing with a NI needs to be addressed. HIV is the blood-borne infection most fear of being contracting as a consequence of a NI.
MeSH:
Accidents, Occupational; Adult; Cross-Sectional Studies; Female; Gloves, Surgical; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Humans; Ireland; Male; Medical Staff, Hospital; Middle Aged; Needlestick Injuries; Risk Factors; Young Adult
ISSN:
1863-4362

Full metadata record

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dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, M Ben
dc.contributor.authorHannon, M Jen
dc.contributor.authorCagney, Den
dc.contributor.authorHarrington, Uen
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Fen
dc.contributor.authorHardiman, Nen
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Ren
dc.contributor.authorCourtney, Ken
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Cen
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-22T15:30:02Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-22T15:30:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-06-
dc.identifier.citationA study of needle stick injuries among non-consultant hospital doctors in Ireland. 2011, 180 (2):445-9 Ir J Med Scien
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid21188543-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-010-0667-z-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/198753-
dc.descriptionINTRODUCTION: NCHDs are exposed to a great number of blood-borne infections. Needle stick injuries are possibly the main route of acquiring such infections from a non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHDs) perspective. This study examines NCHDs experiences surrounding needle stick injuries. METHODS: A cross-sectional self-administered anonymous questionnaire survey was conducted on 185 NCHDs working in a clinical setting among seven teaching hospitals in Ireland. Implied consent was obtained. The data was analysed using Excel spreadsheets. Ethical approval was received. RESULTS: A response rate of 85.4% (158/185) was achieved. Findings of the study are shown in the manuscript table. CONCLUSIONS: A needle stick injury (NI) history is greater among surgical NCHDs than medical NCHDs. The level of disposable glove usage is worryingly poor. Training in sharps handling and dealing with a NI needs to be addressed. HIV is the blood-borne infection most fear of being contracting as a consequence of a NI.en
dc.description.abstractNCHDs are exposed to a great number of blood-borne infections. Needle stick injuries are possibly the main route of acquiring such infections from a non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHDs) perspective. This study examines NCHDs experiences surrounding needle stick injuries.-
dc.description.abstractA cross-sectional self-administered anonymous questionnaire survey was conducted on 185 NCHDs working in a clinical setting among seven teaching hospitals in Ireland. Implied consent was obtained. The data was analysed using Excel spreadsheets. Ethical approval was received.-
dc.description.abstractA response rate of 85.4% (158/185) was achieved. Findings of the study are shown in the manuscript table.-
dc.description.abstractA needle stick injury (NI) history is greater among surgical NCHDs than medical NCHDs. The level of disposable glove usage is worryingly poor. Training in sharps handling and dealing with a NI needs to be addressed. HIV is the blood-borne infection most fear of being contracting as a consequence of a NI.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAccidents, Occupational-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studies-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshGloves, Surgical-
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMedical Staff, Hospital-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshNeedlestick Injuries-
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.titleA study of needle stick injuries among non-consultant hospital doctors in Ireland.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Medicine, South Infirmary, Victoria University Hospital, Old Blackrock Road, Cork, Ireland. mortimeroconnor@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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