Hostname: page-component-848d4c4894-pftt2 Total loading time: 0 Render date: 2024-05-26T15:31:05.058Z Has data issue: false hasContentIssue false

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, Hefei230601, Anhui, China
Ruo-Jie Li
Affiliation:
Department of Hospital Infection Prevention and Control, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei230601, Anhui, China
Yi-Le Wu*
Affiliation:
Department of Hospital Infection Prevention and Control, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei230601, Anhui, China
Xiao-Qian Hu
Affiliation:
Department of Hospital Infection Prevention and Control, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei230601, Anhui, China
Xue-Ping Wang
Affiliation:
Department of Hospital Infection Prevention and Control, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei230601, Anhui, China
Jing-Jing Zhang
Affiliation:
Department of Hospital Infection Prevention and Control, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei230601, Anhui, China
Li-Qi Yang
Affiliation:
The Fourth Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei230022, Anhui, China
*
Author for correspondence: Yi-Le Wu, E-mail: wuyilebank@163.com

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.

Type
Concise Communication
Copyright
© The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below. (Log in options will check for institutional or personal access. Content may require purchase if you do not have access.)

Footnotes

a

Authors of equal contribution.

References

Beltrami, EM, Williams, IT, Shapiro, CN, Chamberland, ME. Risk and management of blood-borne infections in health care workers. Clin Microbiol Rev 2000;13:385407.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
World Health Organization. The World Health Report: 2002 : Reducing Risks, Promoting Healthy Life. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2002.Google Scholar
Tanaka, M, Katayama, F, Kato, H, et al. Hepatitis B and C virus infection and hepatocellular carcinoma in China: a review of epidemiology and control measures. J Epidemiol 2011;21:401416.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Yasin, J, Fisseha, R, Mekonnen, F, Yirdaw, K. Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids and associated factors among healthcare workers at the University of Gondar Hospital, northwest Ethiopia. Environ Health Prev Med 2019;24:18.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Auta, A, Adewuyi, EO, Tor-Anyiin, A, et al. Healthcare workers’ occupational exposures to body fluids in 21 countries in Africa: systematic review and meta-analysis. Bull WHO 2017;95:831841F.Google Scholar
Chen, L, Zhang, M, Yan, Y, et al. Sharp object injuries among health care workers in a Chinese province. AAOHN J 2009;57(1):1316.Google Scholar
Huang, SL, Lu, Q, Fan, SH, et al. Sharp instrument injuries among hospital healthcare workers in mainland China: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open 2017;7(9):e017761.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Alamgir, H, Cvitkovich, Y, Astrakianakis, G, Yu, S, Yassi, A. Needlestick and other potential blood and body fluid exposures among healthcare workers in British Columbia, Canada. Am J Infect Control 2008;36:1221.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Alemayehu, T, Worku, A, Assefa, N. Sharp injury and exposure to blood and body fluids among healthcare workers in healthcare centers of eastern Ethiopia. Int J Occup Environ Med 2016;7:172180.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Yoshikawa, T, Wada, K, Lee, JJ, et al. Incidence rate of needlestick and sharps injuries in 67 Japanese hospitals: a national surveillance study. PLoS One 2013;8(10):e77524.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed