|Title:||Safe injection practices in a primary health care setting in Oman|
|Authors:||Al Awaidy, S.|
|Abstract:||We conducted a national survey of injection practices in 78 government health facilities in Oman in 2001. Data were obtained by interview and observation. The overall standards were good and the stock of disposable equipment was adequate. Recapping of needles was only observed in 1 facility but in 28%, waste disposal boxes contained recapped needles and 17.9% reported needle-stick injuries in the past year. In 9% of the institutions, sharps were observed around the facility, in 12.8% unsupervised disposal containers were seen and in 11.5% unsafe storage of full boxes was observed. While disposal of the used waste was done away from the health facility, only 33.3% disposed of it by correct incineration|
|Keywords:||Practice Management, Medical|
Medical Waste Disposal
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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