Arzu Kayis1, Mehtap Omaç Sönmez2*, Zarife Orhan1 and Murat Aral3
 
1 Vocational School of Health Services, Department of Medical Laboratory Technician, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Kahramanmaras, Turkey
2 Kahramanmaras Health Science Faculty, Department of Public Health Nursing, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Kahramanmaras, Turkey, Email: [email protected]
3 Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medicinal Microbiology, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Kahramanmaras, Turkey
 
*Correspondence: Mehtap Omaç Sönmez, Kahramanmaras Health Science Faculty, Department of Public Health Nursing, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Kahramanmaras, Turkey, Tel: +903442802622, Fax: +903443002600, Email: [email protected]

Citation: Kayis A, et al. An Evaluation and Comparison of Needlestick and Sharps Injuries to Students in Different Healthcare Sciences Departments. Ann Med Health Sci Res. 2019;9:678-683

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Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of occupational needlestick and sharps injuries in students in different departments of the Health Sciences Faculty, and to determine and compare the reasons for these injuries.

Methods: This study is cross sectional type. Total of 840 (1st year students were not included) registered university students were identified and it was planned to contact all the students without selective sampling.

Results: A total of 649 students voluntarily participated in the study. While injuries are seen more often in the departments (such as; nursing, midwifery, anesthesia) applying medical treatment.

Conclusion: In respect of students exposed to occupational injuries while participating in clinical applications, it is also important that the necessary protective measures are taken by the institution that students are not left unsupervised in the application of medical treatment, that students are immunized and are educated in protection against occupational injuries.

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