Risk Factors Analysis and Protective Measures of Sharp Instrument Injury among Nurses in the Operating Room
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Feng Zhao, Chao Zhang, Jing Guo, Xueying Zhou
Objective: To study related problems and potential countermeasures of sharp instrument injury management among nurses in the operating room. Methods: A total of 46 incidents of sharp instrument injuries from January 2016 to February 2017 were selected as the object of study, and a questionnaire survey was used for investigation Results: Among various sharp instrument injuries of nurses in the operating room, 38 were caused by blade injuries and needle injuries, and 8 by glass scratches and other causes. Among the sharp instrument injuries of nurses in operating rooms with different working life, 29 cases occurred in those with working life below 5 years, 12 cases in 5-10 years, 4 cases in 10-20 years and 1 case in >20 years. Conclusion:Active, feasible and effective measures should be taken to deal with sharp instrument injuries, to strengthen the training of junior nurses in relevant contents, to emphasize standardized operation management, and to reduce occupational exposure and sharp instrument injuries of nurses in the operating room, so as to ensure the safety of medical and nursing personnel.
Operating room nursing; Sharp instrument injury; Occupational protection