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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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MARZIALE, Maria Helena Palucci  and  RODRIGUES, Christiane Mariani. The scientific production on occupational accidents with needlestick materials among members of the nursing team. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2002, vol.10, n.4, pp.571-577. ISSN 1518-8345.

This study has the purpose to identify methodological approaches used in research articles published in the last 16 years by periodicals indexed to the Lilacs and Medline databases. Its authors searched for studies on occupational accidents involving needlestick materials in order to identify the facts that predispose this kind of accident among nursing workers. Fifty-five articles were analyzed, of which thirty-nine were international and sixteen were national. The most frequently used methodological approaches were field description, action research and bibliographic research. Among the factors that predispose this kind of accident in various countries, the inadequate practice of recapping needles and inadequate material disposal can be distinguished.

Keywords : occupational accidents; nursing; workers.

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