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Knowledge and Practice of Occupational Infection Control among Healthcare Workers in Jamaica

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147–52
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Healthcare workers at two hospitals in Jamaica were aware of the risk of transmission of infection, however compliance with universal precautions was inadequate. Guidelines are needed for compliance with universal precautions.

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Objective: To assess the knowledge, compliance and practice among healthcare workers of occupational infection control at two hospitals in Jamaica.

Methods: Employing a cross-sectional study design, medical personnel (physicians and nurses) at two hospitals in Jamaica, were studied, utilizing a structured questionnaire consisting of 14 items to collect the data.

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e-Published: 02 Oct, 2013

Prevalence of Needlestick Injuries and other High Risk Exposures Among Healthcare Workers in Jamaica

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153–8
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Needlestick injuries (47%) and other high risk exposures (31%) among physicians and nurses were high in two hospitals in Jamaica. Reporting and post-exposure management were inadequate. A comprehensive programme to decrease these occupational hazards and regular surveillance are needed.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To assess the prevalence of needlestick injuries (NSIs) and other high risk exposures among healthcare workers at two hospitals in Jamaica.

Methods: Employing a cross-sectional study design, medical personnel (physicians, nurses) at two hospitals in Jamaica, were studied, utilizing a structured questionnaire consisting of 14 items to collect data on needle stick injuries and other injuries.

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e-Published: 02 Oct, 2013
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