Occupational injury history and universal precautions awareness: a survey in Kabul hospital staff.

Abstract

Health staff in Afghanistan may be at high risk of needle stick injury and occupational infection with blood borne pathogens, but the authors have not found any published or unpublished data.

The aim of this study was to measure the percentage of healthcare staff reporting sharps injuries in the preceding 12 months, and to explore what they knew about universal precautions. In five randomly selected government hospitals in Kabul a total of 950 staff participated in the study. Data were analyzed with Epi Info 3.

Citation

BMC Infectious Diseases, 2010, 10, (1), pp. 19, [doi:10.1186/1471-2334-10-19]

Occupational injury history and universal precautions awareness: a survey in Kabul hospital staff.

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