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Reasons Why Sharps Injury May Not Be Reported

Purpose:

To evaluate a surgical resident for reasons why a sharps injury may not be reported.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

failure handling and therapy escalation

ICD-10:

Y28, Y35.4

Description:

Sharps injury occur in surgeons and surgical residents, but getting the person to report the injury can be a difficult challenge. Makary et al identified factors associated with why a surgical resident may not report a needlestick injury. The authors are from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C..

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