Data A Data B Total dataYes 83 (49.1) 254 (51) 337 (55)No 66 (39) 182 (48) 248 (41)Unknown 14 (8.2) 0 14 (2.3)N-A 6 (3.5) 0 6 (1)
Accountability towards nurses and technicians Budgeting expenses - HIPAC Change attitude of ‘super’ HCWs ◦ Waste disposal ◦ Appropriate handing over of sharps ◦ Sharp disposal units ◦ Personal protection equipment ◦ Educate and re educate
Education of nurses, doctors and technicians Providing sharp disposal in the bedside Cheaper sharp disposals Surveillance of waste disposal Interventions Use of safety device Making sharp injury reporting more friendly
Prevalence of Hep B among the general population ranges from 2 to 8%, Among healthcare workers seroprevalence is two to four times higher than that of the general population. NY compensation board “compensable occupational hazard.” 1% HCWs HBsAg – positive
In the US, 57 HIV sero conversion in 2001 alone 2000/ yr infected Hep C 400 contract hepatitis B. More than 20 infections Exposure to HIV, HBV or HCV also has implications on personal relationships, future employment, and even insurance coverage.
Hep B vaccination• Nursing 98%• Doctors: 75%• Technicians: 98%• Housekeeping- 60%
Miserable No statutory requirement Unknown in many un-accredited hospitals Under reporting – prevalent Encouraged by administration No insurance cover for these shots Even decent facilities shun away when it comes to interferons
Farrell GA, Shafiei T, Chan SP. Patient and visitor assault on nurses and midwives: An exploratory study of employer protective factors. Int J Ment Health Nurs. 2012 Dec 20.
Nurses are most compliant! Housekeeping staff are next Doctors are very poor icons They think they know, but neither they think nor they know. Too proud to attend sessions run by nurses
Healthcare worker safety is in jeopardy Every healthcare worker to prioritize issues regarding safety Set targets Strive working ambience safe Fortis Jan 2010 31
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