Injection safety at primary health care level in south-western Saudi Arabia.

Mahfouz, Ahmed and Abdelmoneim, I and Khan, M and Dafallah, A and Diab, M and Shaban, H and Al Amri, H (2009) Injection safety at primary health care level in south-western Saudi Arabia. East Mediterr Health J, 15 (2). pp. 443-450. ISSN 1020-3397

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Abstract|ملخص البحث

In a study of injection safety in Abha health district, Saudi Arabia, data were collected from 47 physicians and 85 nurses at 24 primary health care centres, using an observation checklist and an interview questionnaire. All centres used individually packed disposable syringes and puncture-proof containers to collect used needles. Needlestick injury in the previous year was reported by 14.9% of physicians and 16.5% of nurses (0.21 and 0.38 injuries/person/year respectively). Logistic regression analysis identified recapping the needle after use (physicians and nurses) and bending the needle before disposal (physicians) as significant risk factors for injury.

Item Type|تصنيف النتاج العلمي: Article| منشور علمي
Subjects | مجال موضوع النشر: Medicine and Surgery
Divisions | الكلية: College of Medicine > Family and Community Medicine
Depositing User: Prof Ahmed Mahfouz
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2019 12:11
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 12:11
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/3961

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