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  • [Needlestick injuries of healthcare workers]. [Journal Article]
    Med Klin Intensivmed Notfmed 2020Ochmann U, Wicker S
  • Injuries of healthcare workers with sharp instruments are considered among the most frequent occupational accidents in hospitals. In at least half of the cases, the instruments are contaminated with blood and therefore bear an infection risk with bloodborne pathogens, such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Needlestick injuries require besides immediate medical in…
  • Peripheral intravenous catheter needleless connector decontamination study-Randomized controlled trial. [Journal Article]
    Am J Infect Control 2020Slater K, Cooke M, … Rickard CM
  • CONCLUSIONS: There was no difference in the effectiveness of 70% IPA and 2% CHG in 70% IPA for NC decontamination for peripheral intravenous catheters in the clinical environment. Successful decontamination was not different for applications of 5, 10, and 15 seconds; 15 seconds did not always remove all microorganisms. Factors such as cost, feasibility of compliance, and low risk of allergy support 5 seconds decontamination with 70% IPA as an acceptable approach.
  • Education and devices to prevent blood and body fluid exposures. [Journal Article]
    Occup Med (Lond) 2019Cheetham S, Ngo H, … Liira H
  • CONCLUSIONS: The intervention was most effective in reducing exposures at a time when incidence rates were increasing. The overall effect was short-term and did not further reduce an already stabilized trend, which was likely due to improved safety awareness and practice, induced by the first cohort intervention.
  • [CME: Postexposure Prophylaxis Following Needlestick Injuries and Non-Occupational Exposures]. [Journal Article]
    Praxis (Bern 1994) 2019; 108(16):1047-1057Strobel J, Eis D
  • CME: Postexposure Prophylaxis Following Needlestick Injuries and Non-Occupational Exposures Abstract. Occupational exposures following needlestick injuries are far from being uncommon and require a standardised approach in counselling the respective healthcare worker. In addition, non-occupational exposures likewise cause consultations of A & E services. To inform the medical public on state of t…
  • Estimating the national cost burden of in-hospital needlestick injuries among healthcare workers in Japan. [Journal Article]
    PLoS One 2019; 14(11):e0224142Kunishima H, Yoshida E, … Mikamo H
  • CONCLUSIONS: The national cost burden of in-hospital NSIs is estimated as ¥33.4 billion (US$302 million) annually, based on an average cost per NSI of ¥63,711 (US$577) and number of NSIs at 525,000/year. 70% of the cost is due to initial laboratory tests, followed by productivity loss, estimated at 20% of the total cost. Cost of contaminated NSIs remains at 5% of the total cost. Change in number of NSIs significantly influences outcomes. Variation in post-exposure management practices suggests a need for NSI specific National guidelines and holistic labour compensation scheme development in Japan.
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