Understanding Causes of Needlestick and Other Sharps Injuries Among OR Personnel.

Published on Oct 1, 2021in AORN Journal0.676
· DOI :10.1002/AORN.13499
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Background Blood-borne pathogen exposure (BBPE) represents a significant safety and resource burden, with more than 380,000 events reported annually across hospitals in the United States. The perioperative environment is a high-risk area for BBPE, and efforts to reduce exposures are not well defined. A multidisciplinary group of nurses, surgical technologists, surgeons, and employee health specialists created a BBPE prevention bundle to reduce Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)...
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#1Douglas J. Myers (Duke University)H-Index: 16
#2Hester J. Lipscomb (Duke University)H-Index: 41
Last. John M. Dement (Duke University)H-Index: 47
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To explore whether surgical teams with greater stability among their members (ie, members have worked together more in the past) experience lower rates of sharps-related percutaneous blood and body fluid exposures (BBFE) during surgical procedures.A 10-year retrospective cohort study.A single large academic teaching hospital.Surgical teams participating in surgical procedures (n=333,073) performed during 2001-2010 and 2,113 reported percutaneous BBFE were analyzed.A social network measure (refer...
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#1Douglas J. Myers (Duke University)H-Index: 16
#2Hester J. Lipscomb (Duke University)H-Index: 41
Last. John M. Dement (Duke University)H-Index: 47
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OBJECTIVE To use a unique multicomponent administrative data set assembled at a large academic teaching hospital to examine the risk of percutaneous blood and body fluid (BBF) exposures occurring in operating rooms. DESIGN A 10-year retrospective cohort design. SETTING A single large academic teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS All surgical procedures (n=333,073) performed in 2001–2010 as well as 2,113 reported BBF exposures were analyzed. METHODS Crude exposure rates were calculated; Poisson regres...
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#1Nongyao Kasatpibal (CMU: Chiang Mai University)H-Index: 14
#2JoAnne D. Whitney (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 18
Last. Thanisara MuangnartH-Index: 2
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Background Operating room nurses are at high risk for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. This study examined the prevalence of and risk factors for needlestick injuries (NSIs), sharps injuries (SIs), and blood and body fluid exposures (BBFEs) among operating room nurses in Thai hospitals. Methods A cross-sectional study was performed in 247 Thai hospitals. Questionnaires eliciting demographic data and information on injury occurrence and risk factors were distributed to 2500 operatin...
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#1Yuko Yonezawa (Kurume University)H-Index: 2
#2Koji Yahara (Kurume University)H-Index: 12
Last. Hiroshi Watanabe (Kurume University)H-Index: 25
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Abstract Healthcare workers are exposed to serious infectious diseases via needlestick and sharps injuries. The operating room is a particularly important environment in which the risk for needlestick injuries is increased for surgical doctors. According to national surveillance studies, the proportion of needlestick and sharps injuries in operating rooms has been increasing for unknown reasons. In this study, we examined risk factors for and circumstances of injuries in operating rooms by combi...
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Objectives We aimed to identify who sustains needlestick and sharps injuries, under what circumstances and what actions are taken to minimize the risk and in response to intraoperative NSSIs.
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