Phlebotomy practices/needles stick injuries/hepatitis B status/among interns in a Dublin hospital

Gaffney, K, Murphy, M and Mulcahy, F (1992) Phlebotomy practices/needles stick injuries/hepatitis B status/among interns in a Dublin hospital. Med Chem, 85 (3). pp. 102-104. ISSN 0332-3102

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Needlestick injury is the most important risk event for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B Virus (HBV) transmission to health-care workers. We examined phlebotomy practices, the frequency of needle stick injuries, the reporting of such injuries and hepatitis B status among interns in St James's Hospital during a six month period. This study took the form of a questionnaire. The response rate was 100%. 72% had at least one needlestick injury during this time period, 23% had injuries from known HIV sero-positive or hepatitis B surface antigen positive patients, less than 5% of all injuries were reported and only 41% of interns were definitely hepatitis B immune. The majority (77%) resheated needles by hand.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: accidents, occupational,bloodletting,immunology,analysis,humans,immunity,internship and residency,ireland,epidemiology,etiology
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2020 00:03
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2020 23:52
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/76658
DOI:

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item