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NEEDLESTICK AND SHARP INJURIES AMONG HEALTH CARE WORKERS IN SAUDI HOSPITALS: A REVIEW PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 22:05

Al Johani AbdulrahmanA.1,2,Karmegam Karuppiah1, Kulanthayan K.C. Mani1, Al Mutairi Alya O.3 and Sivasankar Sambasivam1

1Department of Occupational Health and Safety, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Malaysia.

2Faculty of Health Science, Taibah University, AlMadinah-M., Saudi Arabia.

3Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Taibah University, AlMadinah, Saudi Arabia.

ABSTRACT

This paper explains Needlestick and Sharp Injuries among Healthcare Workers in Saudi Hospitals. Presently there are number of factors that are responsible for health care workers injuries. Lack of secure environment and ignorance to safety measures can lead to injuries due to Needlestick and Sharp objects. There is a significant need of providing better working environment for health care workers in Saudi Arabia. Following daily practices and World Health Organization’s measures for taking the preventive steps for these injuries is necessary. Trying to avoid utilizing needles whenever secure and efficient substitutes are present, providing needle containers, avoiding re-capping and wearing gloves on both hands are some of the measures that could be taken to make sure these problems do not recur.

Keywords: Needlestick, Sharp Injuries, Healthcare Workers and Saudi Hospitals.

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