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RMJ. 2023; 48(1): 58-62

Student nurses knowledge toward needle stick injuries in Jordan

Ahmad Mahmoud Saleh, Shamweel Ahmad, Hiba Shamweel, Mohammad H. Abuadas.


Objective: To assess student nurses' knowledge of Needle Stick Injury (NSI) along with analyzing its incidence and post-exposure in Jordan.
Methodology: This descriptive cross-sectional study included 130 student nurses from one hospital in Jordan. We used Needle Stick Injury survey that included 22 questions collected from literature. The questionnaire was divided into three parts: background, knowledge, and NSI incidence. The survey was accessible online for one full school semester.
Results: A total of 115 questionnaires were completed (response rate=88%). The bulk of the participants (n=79; 68%) were fourth-year girls. Their average age was 20 years. The knowledge portion had a mean score of 8 out of 10. Almost two-thirds of the students (n=95; 82%) experienced at least one NSI exposure. The majority of NSI students (78%) did not tell their clinical professors or file an incident report (86%). There was no statistically significant difference in total knowledge ratings between males and females. However, there was a significant distinction between students from various years of study (p

Key words: Needle Stick Injury, blood-borne infections, hepatitis.

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