Traumatic Injury

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Running Head:– CASE ASSIGNMENT Traumatic Injuries Fall 2011 Question 1: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and Safety has recommended using epidemiologic techniques to reduce the incidence and severity of traumatic injuries. How can epidemiologic techniques mitigate against traumatic injuries? |The term “Epidemiologic” is an adverb of the word “Epidemiology”. The etymology of the word “epidemiology” indicates that it is derived from | |no less than three (3) Greek root words. Specifically, “Epi” meaning on, or upon; “Demos” meaning people; and, “Logy” meaning study. | |Therefore, “Epidemiology is, thus the study of what is upon the people. In modern terms, it is the science of the…show more content…
|Sharps injuries risk factors for healthcare professionals occur in everyday patient care scenarios. In particular, nurses are at high risk | |for sharp injury exposure to blood borne pathogens resulting in infections such as HIV, or hepatitis B or C. Although, such injuries are | |highly preventable, they are often viewed as an acceptable occupational hazard. As for the instruments must likely to cause sharps injuries | |“The United States National Surveillance System for Health Care workers (NaSH) identified six devices that are responsible for the majority of| |needle stick and other sharps related injuries. These are hypodermic needles (32%), suture needles (19%), winged steel needles (butterfly) | |(12%), scalpel blades (7%), IV catheter stylets (6%), and phlebotomy needles (3%) (CDC, 2004).” (Wilburn, S. Q (2004). Needlestick and Sharps | |Injury Prevention. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 9(3)4. Retrieved from | | Contents/Volume92004/No3Sept04/InjuryPrevention.aspx). | |Moreover, “Characteristics of devices that increase the risk of injury

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