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

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207735
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:
Ir J Med Sci. 2011 Jun;180(2):445-9. Epub 2010 Dec 29.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207735
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-010-0667-z
PubMed ID:
21188543
Abstract:
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.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
*Accidents, Occupational; Adult; Cross-Sectional Studies; Female; Gloves, Surgical/utilization; *Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Humans; Ireland/epidemiology; Male; *Medical Staff, Hospital; Middle Aged; Needlestick Injuries/*epidemiology/prevention & control; Risk Factors; Young Adult
ISSN:
1863-4362 (Electronic); 0021-1265 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, M Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorHannon, M Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCagney, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorHarrington, Uen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Fen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHardiman, Nen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorCourtney, Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Cen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:42:25Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:42:25Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:42:25Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2011 Jun;180(2):445-9. Epub 2010 Dec 29.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid21188543en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-010-0667-zen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207735-
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: 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_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Accidents, Occupationalen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshGloves, Surgical/utilizationen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIreland/epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Medical Staff, Hospitalen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshNeedlestick Injuries/*epidemiology/prevention & controlen_GB
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_GB
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten_GB
dc.titleA study of needle stick injuries among non-consultant hospital doctors in Ireland.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Medicine, South Infirmary, Victoria University Hospital, Old, Blackrock Road, Cork, Ireland. mortimeroconnor@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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