Source: Ya Hui Yang, Shyh Jong Wu, Chao Ling Wang, Chun Yuh Yang, Saou Hsing Liou, Trong Neng Wu, AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control, Article in Press, published online 13 March 2013
Nurses are particularly at high risk of needlestick and injuries by other sharp object (hereafter called needlestick injuries). Newly graduated nurses (hereafter called new nurses) now comprise >10% of a typical hospital’s nursing staff. Nursing students have a higher risk than registered nurses. As nursing students graduate and become new nurses, their needlestick injuries warrant close attention. However, there have been few studies looking into needlestick injuries in new nurses.