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Yang AD, Quinn CM, Hewitt DB
National evaluation of needlestick events and reporting among surgical residents.
Needlestick injuries pose significant health hazards; however, the nationwide frequency of needlesticks and reporting practices among surgical residents are unknown. The objectives of this study were to examine the rate and circumstances of self-reported needlestick events in US surgery residents, assess factors associated with needlestick injuries, evaluate reporting practices, and identify reporting barriers.
Citation: Yang AD, Quinn CM, Hewitt DB . National evaluation of needlestick events and reporting among surgical residents. J Am Coll Surg 2019 Dec;229(6):609-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2019.09.001..
Keywords: Education: Continuing Medical Education, Surgery, Injuries and Wounds, Provider