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dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Cathryn
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-12T04:21:28Z
dc.date.available2018-09-12T04:21:28Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-09-01T23:45:16Z
dc.identifier.issn14487535
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/52899
dc.description.abstractEach year Australian healthcare workers perform more than 2.2 million surgical procedures1. Assuming that Australian surgical complication rates are similar to those of other developed countries it is likely between 3 to 17% of patients undertaking these procedures will incur a complication such as surgical site infection or even wrong surgery2. Also alarming is the likely number of occupational exposures to blood and body fluid including needlestick injuries (NSI) which Australian healthcare workers (HCWs) and in particular perioperative nurses, routinely sustain3. An early Australian study reported 2.53 NSIs per 1000 surgical procedures making NSIs one of the most significant occupational health and safety risks for operating room (OR) staff4. The unresolved nature of these events, their high potential for harm and the substantial economic, financial and physical burdens they pose to healthcare consumers and providers compel us to better understand them.
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCambridge Publishing
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttps://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=558270694071940;res=IELHEA
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom26
dc.relation.ispartofpageto28
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalACORN: the official journal of perioperative nursing in Australia
dc.relation.ispartofvolume25
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111003
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.titleOperating room safety in Australia - are we up to the world standard?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC2 - Articles (Other)
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery
gro.rights.copyright© 2012 ACORN. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2012
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gro.griffith.authorMurphy, Cathryn L.


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