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Sayehmiri K, Mohammadi E, Mohammadi I, Sayehmiri F. Epidemiology of needle sticks and sharps injuries in healthcare workers in Iran: a systematic review and meta-analysis. ioh. 2014; 11 (5) :93-103
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Abstract:   (5520 Views)

  Background and aims : Sharp injuries are a significant occupational hazard for healthcare workers . This study was designed to determine Device Leads to damage, position, time and actions of healthcare staff after injury in Iran, Using systematic review and meta-analysis.

  Methods: This was a systematic review and meta-analysis that performed by using search engines Magiran, Sid, Medlib, Iran Medex, Google Scholar, ISI web of knowledge, Scopus, Pubmed.com.

  Results: Among the harmful devices for healthcare workers needles respectively 58% (95% CI: 65-51%) and IV in 21% (95% CI: 25-18%) were the most common devices. The work led to the damage, recapping of 26% (95% CI: 32% -21%) and injection of 24% (95% CI: 31% -17%) were more affected to the employees. Most were the measures taken after injury, disinfected injury 55% (95% CI: 64-45%) and washed with water at 43% (95% CI: 66-21%) in the employee . Most of the damage was caused during the morning shift 49% (95% CI: 55-43%).

  Conclusion: Only one device or location will not conducive to injury, but each in turn causes the injury. In some situations, greater percentages these factor into have the priority being to improve faster.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Occupational Diseases
Received: 2013/11/25 | Accepted: 2014/06/7 | Published: 2014/11/22

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