publication . Article . 2004

Occupational accidents with piercing and cutting instruments in hospital nurses

Maria Helena Palucci Marziale; Maria Lúcia Carmo Cruz Robazzi;
Open Access Spanish
  • Published: 01 Feb 2004 Journal: NURE Investigación (issn: 1697-218X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Fundación para el Desarrollo de la Enfermería
Goals: To identify factors associated with occupational accidents caused by piercing and cutting instruments and to identify the consequences of these accidents.Methods: Descriptive field research. Data were obtained through semi-structured interviews with nurses who suffered accidents during one year in four hospitals at São Paulo State - Brazil. Results: factors associated with accidents were: work overload, poor quality material, inadequate disposal materials, professional negligence, clients’ aggressiveness, lack of attention and use of unsheathed needles. The accidents caused financial damages to the institutions as well as emotional and physical impairment...
free text keywords: Occupational risks, work accidents, nursing, piercing and cutting lesion, Medicine, R, Nursing, RT1-120
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