Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/333670
Title:
Policy document for needle stick injury
Authors:
Eastern Health Board. Occupational Health Department
Citation:
Eastern Health Board. Occupational Health Department. Policy document for needle stick injury. 1993. Dublin. Eastern Health Board.
Publisher:
Eastern Health Board
Issue Date:
Dec-1993
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/333670
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
A needle stick injury is one in which there has been skin penetration by a sharp which has been used on a patient or been in contact with a patient's body fluids. In this document "patient" refers to the source of the potential infection. "Individual" refers to the individual who has sustained a needle stick injury (usually an employee). Whilst the main occupational risks are becoming infected by Hepatitis B. or H.I.V., other infections can be transmitted by this route and due care must therefore be exercised at all times. This opolicy sets out the Eastern Health Board guidance to all members of staff at risk of this injury and the steps that must be taken when a needle stick incident occurs. The importance of adequate records cannot be over emphasised. Every needle stick incident must be reported at once to the immediate supervisor, who will take appropriate action and record the incident on a· staff accident form and complete a separate needle stick injury report form.
Keywords:
HEALTH SERVICES; HIV INFECTION; NEEDLESTICK INJURY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEastern Health Board. Occupational Health Departmenten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-04T10:32:15Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-04T10:32:15Z-
dc.date.issued1993-12-
dc.identifier.citationEastern Health Board. Occupational Health Department. Policy document for needle stick injury. 1993. Dublin. Eastern Health Board.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/333670-
dc.descriptionA needle stick injury is one in which there has been skin penetration by a sharp which has been used on a patient or been in contact with a patient's body fluids. In this document "patient" refers to the source of the potential infection. "Individual" refers to the individual who has sustained a needle stick injury (usually an employee). Whilst the main occupational risks are becoming infected by Hepatitis B. or H.I.V., other infections can be transmitted by this route and due care must therefore be exercised at all times. This opolicy sets out the Eastern Health Board guidance to all members of staff at risk of this injury and the steps that must be taken when a needle stick incident occurs. The importance of adequate records cannot be over emphasised. Every needle stick incident must be reported at once to the immediate supervisor, who will take appropriate action and record the incident on a· staff accident form and complete a separate needle stick injury report form.en_GB
dc.languageeng-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEastern Health Boarden_GB
dc.rightsEastern Health Board-
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICESen_GB
dc.subjectHIV INFECTIONen_GB
dc.subjectNEEDLESTICK INJURYen_GB
dc.titlePolicy document for needle stick injuryen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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