International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Community Medicine | India | Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024 | Rating: 5.1 / 10

Prevalence of Needle Stick Injury and its Management Practices among Medical MBBS Interns: A Hospital based Cross Sectional Study from Central India

Dr. Nandita Gawande | Dr. Manjeet Mohanty | Dr. Mudita Jain | Dr. Avinash Gawande [2]

Abstract: Introduction: Tertiary care institutions are the places where patient turnover is normally high. The HCWs have high work load and are more frequently involved in procedures which can lead to needle stick injuries. Our study aimed to estimate the prevalence of needle stick injuries and assess the practices among the MBBS interns of a tertiary care teaching hospital of central India. Method: A cross - sectional hospital based study was conducted using google forms during November 2023. The data was analysed using Microsoft excel. Results: Total 145 students consented and completed the forms. Of these 57.2% (83) were males and 49.7% (72) were females. Our study found a prevalence of 46.9%.86.9% (126) have received complete Hep B vaccination. Conclusion: The prevalance of needle prick injuries is very high at 46.9% which is a cause of concern. At 86.9% of complete immunization for Hep - B, the coverage is good but must strive for 100%. Proper training & knowledge is essential to prevent needle stick injuries.

Keywords: needle stick injuries, tertiary care, MBBS interns, prevalence

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024,

Pages: 1286 - 1288

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