Acidentes com materiais perfurocortantes e o profissional de enfermagem

de LIMA, Claudio Vieira; PINTO, Deivison R.; RAMOS, Maria Alzira
August 2012
Revista da Universidade Vale do Rio Verde;ago-dez2012, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p392
Academic Journal
This study is in an integrative literature review aimed to identify the occurrence of accidents with needlestick materials among professionals such as nurses and nursing staff can act to prevent these accidents. The accident at work is that which comes from the performance of work causing injury and even death, loss or reduction (transient or permanent) functional capacit. We conducted searches in databases: Database of Nursing, Virtual Health Library, Regional Library of Medicine, the Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature International Health Sciences, Scientific Electronic Library Online Manuals Ministry of Health and State and Municipal Health and e-magazines in the period 2000 to 2011 and the study population was all the literature indexed in selected databases. The sample was made from the analysis of literature and consisted of 09 items. From reading the articles and analysis, it was found that accidents with sharps occur with greater intensity to the categories of nursing assistants. The authors also claim that there is need for interventions by nurses and workers who comprise the organization / reorganization of work in relation to preventive measures and continuing education programs. So it's important to address in hospitals over the issue of workplace accidents and exposure to sharps, accounting and nursing professionals on the importance of notifying the incident, the search for medical care in the first moments following the accident, raising awareness them on the correct use of PPE and standard precautions.


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