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https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-65-2014-2493

Occupational exposure to blood among hospital workers in Montenegro

Ljiljana Cvejanov-Kezunović   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-5485-2044 ; School of Medicine Podgorica, University of Montenegro, Podgorica, Montenegro
Jadranka Mustajbegović ; Andrija Štampar School of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Milan Milošević   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0001-9008-7645 ; Andrija Štampar School of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Rok Čivljak ; Dr Fran Mihaljević Zagreb University Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Zagreb, Croatia

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (350 KB) str. 273-279 preuzimanja: 541* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Cvejanov-Kezunović, Lj., Mustajbegović, J., Milošević, M. i Čivljak, R. (2014). Occupational exposure to blood among hospital workers in Montenegro. Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, 65 (3), 273-279. https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-65-2014-2493
MLA 8th Edition
Cvejanov-Kezunović, Ljiljana, et al. "Occupational exposure to blood among hospital workers in Montenegro." Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, vol. 65, br. 3, 2014, str. 273-279. https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-65-2014-2493. Citirano 28.02.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Cvejanov-Kezunović, Ljiljana, Jadranka Mustajbegović, Milan Milošević i Rok Čivljak. "Occupational exposure to blood among hospital workers in Montenegro." Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju 65, br. 3 (2014): 273-279. https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-65-2014-2493
Harvard
Cvejanov-Kezunović, Lj., et al. (2014). 'Occupational exposure to blood among hospital workers in Montenegro', Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, 65(3), str. 273-279. https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-65-2014-2493
Vancouver
Cvejanov-Kezunović Lj, Mustajbegović J, Milošević M, Čivljak R. Occupational exposure to blood among hospital workers in Montenegro. Arh Hig Rada Toksikol. [Internet]. 2014 [pristupljeno 28.02.2021.];65(3):273-279. https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-65-2014-2493
IEEE
Lj. Cvejanov-Kezunović, J. Mustajbegović, M. Milošević i R. Čivljak, "Occupational exposure to blood among hospital workers in Montenegro", Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, vol.65, br. 3, str. 273-279, 2014. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-65-2014-2493

Sažetak
This cross-sectional study was performed in nine Montenegrin hospitals to estimate the burden of occupational exposure to blood among hospital workers in Montenegro in 2010 using a modified Croatian self-reporting questionnaire on exposure to blood-borne infections. Of the 1043 respondents, 517 (49.6 %) reported exposure to blood. Variations between the hospitals were not significant, except for the hospital in Kotor, which stands out with the high percentage of exposed hospital workers (p<0.05). More than 77 % of exposures were not reported through standard hospital protocols at the time of the incident. The most exposed group to blood were nurses (357 of 517; 69.1 %), but the percentage of exposed nurses within the group did not stand out compared to other occupations and was close to that reported by physicians (50.57 % vs. 57.49 %, respectively). The number of hospital workers with appropriate HBV vaccination was surprisingly low (35.7 %) and significantly below the recommended best practice (at least two consecutive doses of HBV vaccine documented for 100 % of employees) (p<0.001). Even with its limitations, our study fills a gap in knowledge about the actual number of sharps incidents and other occupational exposure to blood among hospital workers in Montenegro as well as about the issue of underreporting, which is very common. It also confirms the urgent need for active implementation of special, comprehensive measures to prevent needle-stick and other sharps injuries. Constant staff training, life-long learning, and standardising post-exposure procedures are also recommended.

Ključne riječi
blood-borne infections; epidemiology; sharps injuries

Hrčak ID: 126610

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/126610

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