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Nurses most vulnerable to needle stick injuries
J Clin Nurs (2023) DOI: 10.1111/jocn.16661

About two in every five nurses worldwide have experienced needle stick injuries (NSIs), according to a meta-analysis of 153 studies published in English since 2000.

The analysis involved 267,237 nurses from 35 countries. Worldwide, 40.97% of nurses had experienced at least one NSI. The pooled prevalence varied from 49.9% in Southeast Asia, to 35.4% in Europe, to 30.9% in the Western Pacific. The pooled prevalence of NSI in developed and developing countries was 30.5% and 46.6% respectively. Worldwide nurses accounted for more than half (53.4%) of all healthcare workers who experienced NSIs.

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