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Analysis of factors related to needle-stick and sharps injuries at a dental specialty university hospital and possible prevention methods
Journal of Oral Science
Needle-stick and sharps injuries (NSIs) can happen even when dental health care workers (DHCWs) act in compliance with standard precautions to prevent transmitting blood-borne infections. The objective of this study was to investigate causes of NSIs that had occurred at a dental specialty university hospital during the past 12 academic years. A total of 215 NSIs were reported during the investigation period, and NSIs ascribed to female DHCWs (n = 148; 68.8%) were significantly (P < 0.05) moredoi:10.2334/josnusd.18-0127 fatcat:pdavvtwqffahpn7i7pjv2ri3fa