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Blood contaminated needle stick/sharp objects injuries and exposure to patients’ body fluids in medical emergencies students
حمیدرضا Kouhestani h r, نیره Baghcheghi n, کورش Rezayee k
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Aims: Medical emergency students are subjected to the risk of occupational exposure to blood-borne viruses following needle stick/sharp object injuries (NSIs/Sis) and blood / body fluids exposures . The goal of this study was to determine the frequency and the features of contaminated NSIs/Sis and blood/body fluids exposures among emergency medical technicians students. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in Arak University of Medical Sciences in 2009. 52 medical emergency students were participated in the study. Data collection tool was a bipartite researcher-made questionnaire. The first part was related to individual characteristics and demography and the second part was related to the frequency and causes of needle stick/sharp object injuries contaminated with blood and blood / body fluids exposures and the performance of students during injury incidence. Results: 32.7% and 13.46% of the subjects had experienced at least one contaminated NSI and blood / body fluids exposures in the last term, respectively. Only 41/17 % and 16/66 % of the students who had experienced NSIs and blood / body fluids reported all exposures, respectively. The most common procedure leading to these injuries was catheter insertion. The first measure taken by the most students following the injury was washing the injury location. Conclusion: The amount of NSIs and blood/body fluids exposure is high among medical emergency students and also the performance of some of them after incidence is not appropriate. More education programs should be planned and performed for medical emergency students in order to increase their awareness about prevention from these injuries and their resulting hazards and the subsequent actions and measures.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2019/03/3 | Published: 2010/07/15
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kouhestani h r ح, baghcheghi n ن, rezayee k ک. Blood contaminated needle stick/sharp objects injuries and exposure to patients’ body fluids in medical emergencies students. jccnursing. 2010; 3 (2) :5-6
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