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BAKKE, Hanne Alves  and  ARAUJO, Nelma Mirian Chagas de. Work accidents among healthcare professionals in a university hospital. Prod. [online]. 2010, vol.20, n.4.  Epub Apr 02, 2010. ISSN 0103-6513.

This research aimed to study the occurrence of work accidents involving healthcare professionals in a university hospital, determining those professional categories with greatest number of occurrences and the most critical sectors in the organization. The data analyzed from the work accidents register were: sex, age, profession, place of accident, type of accident, cause of lesion, affected area and number of hours between the beginning of the work journey to the accident. The documents were obtained through the Comissão Interna de Prevenção de Acidentes (CIPA), and data were analyzed with Qui-Square Test. Female individuals and the nursing team were the most affected, and most of the accidents involved biological material. There were significant occurrences between 0 and 4 hours after the beginning of the work journey. Information from this study should provide a basis for preventive measures among health and administrative professionals.

Keywords : Work accidents; Healthcare professionals; Hospital.

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