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  • Epidemiol 2013, Vol 3(1): 121
  • DOI: 10.4172/2161-1165.1000121

Epidemiology of Sharps Injuries in Eye Hospital in Saudi Arabia- 2013

Ahmad Mohammad Alshihry*
Specialist Epidemiologist, Head of Epidemiology & Infection Control Department, Dhahran Eye Specialist Hospital (DESH), , Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author : Ahmad Mohammad Alshihry, Specialist Epidemiologist, Head of Epidemiology & Infection Control Department, Dhahran Eye Specialist Hospital (DESH), Saudi Arabia, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Mar 28, 2013 / Accepted Date: Apr 01, 2013 / Published Date: Apr 08, 2013

Abstract

Sharps injury is well known risk for Health Care Workers (HCW). It possess the potential risk of transmission of blood borne pathogens and causes anxiety to HCWs. Ophthalmic practice consists of medical and surgical components with surgical components predominates the work load. The microsurgical nature of the specialty increases the risks of exposure to HCWs. Published data of sharp injury in ophthalmic practice are few. To my knowledge no study on sharps injuries in ophthalmic practice in Saudi Arabia has been published. The objective of the study is to describe the pattern of sharps injuries in ophthalmic practice in Dhahran eye specialist hospital (DESH) and to identify risk factors for injury.

Keywords: Sharp injury; Ophthalmology; Epidemiology; Occupational exposure

Citation: Alshahry AM (2013) Epidemiology of Sharps Injuries in Eye Hospital in Saudi Arabia- 2013. Epidemiol 3:121. Doi: 10.4172/2161-1165.1000121

Copyright: Copyright: © 2013 Alshahry AM. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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