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Epidemiology of Needle Sticks and Sharp Injuries Among Nurses in an Iranian Teaching Hospital

Seyyedeh Roghayeh Ehsani 1 , Esmaeil Mohammadnejad 2 , * , Mohammad Reza Hadizadeh 3 , Javad Mozaffari 4 , Simin Ranjbaran 1 , Roghyeh Deljo 1 and Sedigheh Deljo 1
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1 Imam Khomeini Clinical Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Department of Nursing, International Branch, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
3 Department of Infectious Diseases, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IR Iran
4 Faculty of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR Iran
Article information
  • Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases: December 24, 2012, 8 (1); 27-30
  • Published Online: December 24, 2012
  • Article Type: Brief Report
  • Received: September 16, 2012
  • Revised: October 17, 2012
  • Accepted: November 20, 2012
  • DOI: 10.5812/archcid.14409

To Cite: Ehsani S R, Mohammadnejad E, Hadizadeh M R, Mozaffari J, Ranjbaran S, et al. Epidemiology of Needle Sticks and Sharp Injuries Among Nurses in an Iranian Teaching Hospital, Arch Clin Infect Dis. 2012 ; 8(1):27-30. doi: 10.5812/archcid.14409.

Abstract
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1. Introduction
2. Objectives
3. Materials and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
Acknowledgements
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