Puncture wounds and needle-related injuries

Elisabeth Presterl*, Magda Diab-El Schahawi*, Luigi Segagni Lusignani, Helga Paula, Jacqui S. Reilly

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPuncture wounds and needle-related injuries
EditorsElisabeth Presterl, Magda Diab-El Schahawi, Jacqui S. Reilly
PublisherSpringer
Chapter16
Pages151-153
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783030020262
ISBN (Print)9783030020255
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • needlestick injury
  • healthcare worker
  • prevention

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