People working in the medical field may be exposed to potentially infectious blood while working. The risk of infection from a cut or puncture wound with contaminated instruments depends on several factors. Among the most important are the type of injury, the amount of contaminated material and the quantity of the infectious agent.
|Title of host publication||Puncture wounds and needle-related injuries|
|Editors||Elisabeth Presterl, Magda Diab-El Schahawi, Jacqui S. Reilly|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
- needlestick injury
- healthcare worker