In 2013, AAACN commissioned a taskforce to identify, develop, and benchmark NSIs
that were specific to ambulatory care nursing (Start et al., 2016).
Data was collected through a self-administered questionnaire which had four sections to assess four specific components of ICMs - hand hygiene, UPs, NSIs
and surgical scrubbing techniques.
In more than six studies across India, NSIs
have been found to be occurring in the range of 25 percent - 40 percent among the studied population, where in mostly the NSIs
occurred at least once in the preceding year of the study.
The few studies that have attempted to assess the cost-effectiveness of SEDs or training in reducing NSIs
were either single-centre studies with limited cost perspectives [26-29] or did not undertake any uncertainty analysis.
differ from tribal colleges, or TCUs, which are on native-nation land and have nation-to-nation status with the federal government, she says.
While such a group exists for tribal colleges, these colleges' circumstances differ greatly from those of NSIs
. Tribal colleges are based on Indian reservations, are chartered by tribal governments and have distinct mission facets aimed at preservation of tribal culture and language.
It is estimated that NSIs
cause approximately 66,000 HBV infections, 16,000 HCV infections, and 200 to 5000 HIV infections among health care workers annually.
These advancements have led to the development of safety pen needles with an aim to reduce pain, increase comfort, and most importantly reduce needlestick injuries (NSIs
Around 60 pathogens can be transmitted through needlestick injuries (NSIs
), of which human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) tops the list (2).
One of the most serious threats to Dental students, which they face during their clinical training, is the possibility of exposure to blood borne pathogens by Needle Stick Injuries (NSIs
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