Needle Stick Injuries


Published on

OSH for Med staff

Published in: Business, Health & Medicine
1 Like
No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Needle Stick Injuries

  3. 3. Rajah 2a: Menunjukkan kategori kaktiangan yang tercedera
  4. 4. Rajah 2b: Menunjukkan tempoh perkhidmatan
  5. 5. Rajah 2c: Menunjukkan kakitangan yang menghadiri kursus UICP
  6. 6. Rajah 2d:Menunjukkan tahap pengetahuan tentang UICP
  7. 7. Rajah 2f:Menunjukkan bahagian anggota badan yang tercedera
  8. 8. Rajah 2g:Menunjukkan mekanisma kecederaan
  9. 9. NEEDLE STICK INJURIES <ul><li>What are NSI ? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the hazards of NSI ? </li></ul><ul><li>How common are NSI ? </li></ul><ul><li>How do NSI occur ? </li></ul><ul><li>How can NSI be prevented ? </li></ul><ul><li>Eqiupment design. </li></ul><ul><li>Nature of procedure. </li></ul><ul><li>Condition of work. </li></ul><ul><li>Staff experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Recapping. </li></ul>
  10. 10. WHAT ARE NSI ? <ul><li>Are wounds caused by needles that accidentally puncture the skin. </li></ul><ul><li>Hazards for people who work with hypodermic syringes and other needle equipment. </li></ul><ul><li>Injuries occur when people use, disassemble or dispose of needles. </li></ul>Cont.
  11. 11. <ul><li>When not dispose of properly, needles can become concealed in linen or garbage and injure other workers. </li></ul><ul><li>Transmit infectious diseases especially blood borne viruses. </li></ul><ul><li>Despite published guidelines and training program, NSI remain an on-going problem. </li></ul>
  12. 12. WHAT ARE THE HAZARDS OF NSI ? <ul><li>Accidental punctures by contaminated needles can inject hazardous fluids into the body through skin. </li></ul><ul><li>Potential for injection of hazardous drugs. </li></ul><ul><li>Injection of infectious fluids, especially blood is the greatest concern. </li></ul><ul><li>Accidental injection of blood-borne viruses is the major hazard of NSI, especially HIV, Hep B and Hep C. </li></ul>Cont.
  13. 13. The risk of infection after exposure to infected blood varies by blood-borne pathogen. <ul><li>HIV infected blood 0.3% </li></ul><ul><li>Hepatitis B Virus 30% </li></ul><ul><li>Hepatitis C Virus 10% </li></ul>NSI transmit many other diseases involving viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other microorganism to Health Care Workers, Lab Researchers and Veterinarian staff. Cont.
  14. 14. The diseases include : Many transmitted in rare isolated areas. NSI - serious consequences.
  15. 15. HOW COMMON ARE NSI ? <ul><li>Very common hazard. </li></ul><ul><li>1/3 of nursing and laboratory staff each year. </li></ul><ul><li>Underreporting of injuries : </li></ul><ul><li>How serious is the problem ? </li></ul><ul><li>How well prevention programs work ? </li></ul>
  16. 16. HOW DO NSI OCCUR ? <ul><li>NSI is the result of an accident with a needle. </li></ul><ul><li>Injury at every stage of use, disassembly or disposal. </li></ul><ul><li>30 - 50% of injuries occur during clinical procedures. </li></ul>Cont.
  17. 18. How Do NSI Occur ? <ul><li>Equipment Design </li></ul><ul><li>Nature Of Procedure </li></ul><ul><li>Condition Of Work </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Recapping and </li></ul><ul><li>Disposal are factors that influences this occurrence. </li></ul>
  18. 19. EQUIPMENT DESIGN <ul><li>Safer innovative devices using protected needle devices or needle free system with self sealing ports would alleviate many of the injuries. </li></ul>
  19. 21. NATURE OF PROCEDURES <ul><li>Critical situations during clinical procedures include : </li></ul><ul><li>Withdrawing needle from a patient, especially staff attends </li></ul><ul><li>to bleeding patients while disposing of the needle. </li></ul><ul><li>Having the device jarred by the patient. </li></ul><ul><li>Pulling the needle out of the rubber stopper of a vacuum tube </li></ul><ul><li>which can jab the hand in a rebound effect. </li></ul>NSI commonly occur when workers try to do several things at the same time, especially disassembling or disposing of needles.
  20. 23. CONDITION OF WORK <ul><li>Work condition that might contribute to an increase in the number of NSI include : </li></ul>Staff reductions, where nurses, lab. Personnel and student assume additional duties. Difficult patient care situations. Working at night with reduced lighting.
  21. 24. STAFF EXPERIENCE <ul><li>New staff / student > experience staff. </li></ul>
  22. 25. RECAPPING <ul><li>25 - 30% of all the NSI. </li></ul><ul><li>Single most important cause. </li></ul><ul><li>It is extremely dangerous to hold a needle in one hand and attempt to cover it with a small cap held in the other hand. </li></ul><ul><li>Injuries can occur in 3 other ways : </li></ul>Cont.
  23. 26. <ul><li>The needle misses the cap and accidentally enters the hand holding it. </li></ul><ul><li>The needle pierces the the cap and accidentally enters the hand holding it. </li></ul><ul><li>The poorly fitting cap slips off a recapped needle and the needle stabs the hand. </li></ul>
  24. 27. HOW CAN NSI BE PREVENTED ? <ul><li>“ Prevention is better than cure” </li></ul><ul><li>A comprehensive NSI prevention program would include : </li></ul><ul><li>Recommend guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Safe recapping procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Effective disposal system </li></ul><ul><li>Surveillance programs </li></ul><ul><li>Employee training </li></ul><ul><li>Improved equipment design </li></ul>
  25. 28. EMPLOYEE TRAINING <ul><li>Workers need to know how to properly use, assemble, disassemble and dispose of needles : </li></ul><ul><li>Need to understand the risk associated </li></ul><ul><li>with NSI. </li></ul><ul><li>Know the proper means to prevent them. </li></ul>Cont.
  26. 29. <ul><li>The program training should address : </li></ul><ul><li>Risk of injury. </li></ul><ul><li>Potential hazards. </li></ul><ul><li>Recommend precautions for use and </li></ul><ul><li>disposal of needles. </li></ul><ul><li>Procedure for reporting injuries. </li></ul><ul><li>The importance of Hepatitis B </li></ul><ul><li>vaccination where appropriate. </li></ul>
  27. 30. RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES <ul><li>Needles, scalpel blades and other sharp instruments -- workers should consider these as potentially infectious and handle them with care to prevent accidental injuries. </li></ul><ul><li>Disposable needles and syringes, scalpel blades and other sharp items -- workers should place this in puncture resistant container located near the area of use, avoid overfilling. </li></ul><ul><li>Recapping -- workers should not recap needles by hand or purposely bend, break or remove them from disposable syringes or otherwise manipulate them by hand. </li></ul>Cont.
  28. 31. Reasons for recapping despite knowing about the potential hazards : <ul><li>To protect themselves when disassembling a non disposable </li></ul><ul><li>needle device with an exposed contaminated needle. </li></ul><ul><li>To protect themselves from exposed needles when several </li></ul><ul><li>items were carried to a disposal box in a single trip. </li></ul><ul><li>To store a syringe safely between uses if its content were to be </li></ul><ul><li>administered in 2 or more doses at different times. </li></ul><ul><li>To protect other people from crowded conditions on the way </li></ul><ul><li>to the disposal bin. </li></ul>Guidelines from CDC recommends that workers do not recap ( or bend or cut ) needles but dispose of them directly into approved, puncture proof containers.
  29. 32. SAFE RECAPPING PROCEDURES <ul><li>In situations where recapping is considered necessary, safe approaches should be developed. </li></ul><ul><li>Workers should never move an exposed needle tip towards an unprotected hand. </li></ul>Cont.
  30. 33. 1.0 SINGLE HANDED SCOOPING <ul><li>Recapping can be safe when people lay the cap on a flat surface and scoop it onto the tip of the syringe held in one hand. </li></ul><ul><li>They must keep the free hand away from the sheath and well behind the exposed needle. </li></ul>
  31. 34. 2.0 RECAPPING DEVICES ?
  32. 35. DISPOSAL <ul><li>NSI commonly occur when workers dispose of needles. </li></ul><ul><li>Occur when workers use special containers for needles and sharps. </li></ul><ul><li>Occur when needles are disposed of improperly in regular garbage or is lost in the workplace. </li></ul>Cont.
  33. 36. DISPOSAL <ul><li>Wide mouth puncture proof containers. </li></ul><ul><li>Readily accessible to reduce recapping. </li></ul><ul><li>Replace containers before completely filled. </li></ul><ul><li>Sealed, collected and dispose off safely as for biomedical waste. </li></ul>All staff should report every incident in which they find needles left at the bedside or thrown into the regular garbage.
  34. 37. SPECIAL CONTAINERS <ul><li>Up to 30% NSI occur when workers attempt to dispose of needles using sharp containers. </li></ul><ul><li>Accident occur at every step : </li></ul><ul><li>While carrying the needle to the disposal container, </li></ul><ul><li>especially when the needle is uncapped and mixed </li></ul><ul><li>with other trash. </li></ul><ul><li>While placing the needle into the disposal container, </li></ul><ul><li>especially if the container is overfilled. </li></ul><ul><li>While emptying the disposal container instead of </li></ul><ul><li>sealing them for disposal. </li></ul>
  35. 38. IMPROPER DISPOSAL <ul><li>Forgetfulness ? </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of motivation ? </li></ul><ul><li>Inconvenient disposal system ? </li></ul>
  36. 39. Clinical Waste Management Procedures <ul><li>Safe handling requires proper segregation at source into the appropriate groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Staff are responsible for segregation of clinical waste into appropriate approved receptacles. </li></ul>
  37. 40. Guidelines on Disposal   Clinical Waste Group Containment Waste Type Group A & E Yellow Bag Soft wastes, human parts etc. Group B & D Sharp Container Sharp instruments, expired drugs Group C Blue Bag Infectious wastes
  38. 41. Group B <ul><li>Sharp instruments and objects </li></ul><ul><li>Syringes </li></ul><ul><li>Needles </li></ul><ul><li>Cartridges </li></ul><ul><li>Scalpel blades </li></ul>
  39. 42. Group D <ul><li>Pharmaceutical wastes </li></ul><ul><li>Expired drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Sera </li></ul><ul><li>Vaccines </li></ul>
  40. 43. Using Sharp Containers <ul><li>Assemble sharps container correctly prior to use, ensure that the top of the unit is pressed firmly into place and is secure prior to use. </li></ul><ul><li>The sharps container is normally exchanged on a one for one basis and only placed into the designated locations (lab or workbench). </li></ul><ul><li>Do not fill the container more than ¾ of its capacity. </li></ul>
  41. 44. <ul><li>Ensure that the lid aperture is sealed when ¾ full. </li></ul><ul><li>The authorized personnel shall sign and date the label provided by FMS. </li></ul><ul><li>Tag the sharps container with the labels. </li></ul><ul><li>Deposit the containers into FMS approved wheeled bin, carry the sealed containers only by the handle on the unit and at arms length away from the body. It is recommended that the sharps container is not placed into a yellow bag. </li></ul>
  42. 45. SURVEILLANCE <ul><li>Still a serious lack of information about the various factors that cause accident with needles. </li></ul><ul><li>In depth analysis of needle stick accidents is an important tool for obtaining this information. </li></ul>Cont.
  43. 46. <ul><li>The goals of these programs should include : </li></ul><ul><li>Determining the rate of NSI. </li></ul><ul><li>Investigating the factors that cause the injuries. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring that injured workers receive proper treatment. </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying areas in which the prevention program </li></ul><ul><li>needs improvement. </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually providing practical strategies for dealing </li></ul><ul><li>with the problem. </li></ul>
  44. 47. CONTINUED INNOVATION <ul><li>There is a need for further investigation and innovation to develop means for preventing NSI. </li></ul><ul><li>These investigations should aim : </li></ul>Cont.
  45. 48. <ul><li>To identify the type and designs of needle instruments that are potentially capable of causing NSI. </li></ul><ul><li>To understand better how needle devices are normally handled in the workplace and how they cause injuries ( Job Hazard Analysis ). </li></ul><ul><li>To find methods that eliminate the need to move hands towards the tip of contaminated needles or to manually disassemble contaminated needle equipment. </li></ul>END
  46. 49. <ul><li>THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION </li></ul>