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Title: Safe injection practice among health-care workers in Gharbiya Governorate, Egypt
Authors: Ismail, N.A.
Aboul Ftouh, A.M.
El Shoubary, W.H.
Mahaba, H.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: English
Abstract: We assessed safe injection practices among 1100 health-care workers in 25 health-care facilities in Gharbiya Governorate. Questionnaires were used to collect information and 278 injections were observed using a standardized checklist. There was a lack of infection control policies in all the facilities and a lack of many supplies needed for safe injection. Proper needle manipulation before disposal was observed in only 41% of injections, safe needle disposal in 47.5% and safe syringe disposal in 0%. Reuse of used syringes and needles was reported by 13.2% of the health-care workers and 66.2% had experienced a needle-stick injury. Only 11.3% had received a full course of hepatitis B vaccination
Description: 893-906
Keywords: Health Personnel
Occupational Exposure
Infection Control
Cross-Sectional Studies
Safety Management
Protective Devices
Subject: Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
ISSN: 1020-3397
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