N Hardiman

Mid Western Regional Maternity Hospital Limerick, Luimneach, Munster, Ireland

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Publications (1)0.83 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: NCHDs are exposed to a great number of blood-borne infections. Needle stick injuries are possibly the main route of acquiring such infections from a non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHDs) perspective. This study examines NCHDs experiences surrounding needle stick injuries. A cross-sectional self-administered anonymous questionnaire survey was conducted on 185 NCHDs working in a clinical setting among seven teaching hospitals in Ireland. Implied consent was obtained. The data was analysed using Excel spreadsheets. Ethical approval was received. A response rate of 85.4% (158/185) was achieved. Findings of the study are shown in the manuscript table. A needle stick injury (NI) history is greater among surgical NCHDs than medical NCHDs. The level of disposable glove usage is worryingly poor. Training in sharps handling and dealing with a NI needs to be addressed. HIV is the blood-borne infection most fear of being contracting as a consequence of a NI.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2010 · Irish Journal of Medical Science

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5 Citations
0.83 Total Impact Points


  • 2010
    • Mid Western Regional Maternity Hospital Limerick
      Luimneach, Munster, Ireland