Texila International Journal of Clinical Research
The Prevalence of Needle Stick/Sharp Objects Injury in Hospital Staff and Preventive Practices Taken into Consideration
Article by Badmus Omobolanle Tawakali Master of Public Health,Texila American University, Nigeria
Healthcare workers are at an increased risk of accidental needl estic kinjuries because of the environment in which they work. Objective is to study the prevalence of needle stic kinjury in the hospital and preventive practices taken into consideration. In conclusion occurrence of needle stick injuries were found to be common. Recapping of needles which is an avoidable practice was found to be part of the contributing factor to the injuries. How can the injuries be prevented.