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Gharibi F, Asghari-Jafarabadi M, Khodayar Nezhad S, Tajari Z, Esmaeili Z. Study of Needle Stick Injuries Status and its Effective Factors among Nurses. Journal of Research in Applied and Basic Medical Sciences 2017; 3 (1) :11-19
URL: http://ijrabms.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-57-en.html
Tabriz University of Medical Sciences , gharibihsa@gmail.com
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Background & Aims: Needle Stick Injury (NSI) is one of the important aspects of safety in healthcare centers which has major negative impact on staff and patients health. So, this study aims to assess NSIs status and its effective factors among nurses.
Materials & Methods: This is a cross-sectional study which was done in Tabriz Imam Reza hospital using a researcher-made questionnaire. The obtained data are initially analyzed descriptively and then the relationship between background variables and NSIs aspects was assessed using statistical tests. All of analyses were conducted using SPSS16 and in all cases the significance of P was considered as less than 0.05.
Results: The study results showed that 34.3% of the nurses have had NSIs in the past year and its rate has been average 0.74 time per person annually. Also, it was revealed that there is a significant relationship between NSIs exposure and the variables of job, educational field, job experience and the hospital ward. It was shown that the graduated and working nurses, individual with less than five years of job experience and who working in operation rooms are more exposed with NSIs.
Conclusions: The study results indicate that the status of NSIs in nurses is not satisfactory. It is clear that improvement of this condition requires designing and implementing effective interventions from health managers.
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