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Prevalence and associated factors of sharps injuries and other blood/body fluid exposures among healthcare workers: A multicenter study

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 February 2021

Xi-Yao Yang
Affiliation:
Department of Hospital Infection Prevention and Control, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei 230601, Anhui, China
Ruo-Jie Li
Affiliation:
Department of Hospital Infection Prevention and Control, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei 230601, Anhui, China
Yi-Le Wu
Affiliation:
Department of Hospital Infection Prevention and Control, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei 230601, Anhui, China
Xiao-Qian Hu
Affiliation:
Department of Hospital Infection Prevention and Control, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei 230601, Anhui, China
Xue-Ping Wang
Affiliation:
Department of Hospital Infection Prevention and Control, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei 230601, Anhui, China
Jing-Jing Zhang
Affiliation:
Department of Hospital Infection Prevention and Control, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei 230601, Anhui, China
Li-Qi Yang
Affiliation:
The Fourth Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei 230022, Anhui, China
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Abstract

A multicenter study of sharps injuries (SIs) and other blood or body fluid (OBBF) exposures was conducted among 33,156 healthcare workers (HCWs) from 175 hospitals in Anhui, China. In total, 12,178 HCWs (36.7%) had experienced at least 1 SI in the previous 12 months and 8,116 HCWs (24.5%) had experienced at least 1 OBBF exposure during the previous 12 months.

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