Puro, V, De Carli, G, Petrosillo, N, Ippolito, G, Studio Italiano Rischio Occupazionale da HIV Group. Risk of exposure to bloodborne infection for Italian healthcare workers, by job category and work area. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
2. PHASE Study Group. Prevention of occupational exposure to biohazard resulting from accidental percutaneous injury (puncture, wound, cut) in the hospital and healthcare sector. Technical overview and recommendations for the transposition and implementation of European Council Directive 2010/32/EU in Italy, 2012.
Panlilio, AL, Orelien, JG, Srivastava, PU, et al. EPINet Data Sharing Network. Estimate of the annual number of percutaneous injuries among hospital-based healthcare workers in the United States, 1997–1998. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Venier, AG, Vincent, A, L’Heriteau, F, et al. Surveillance of occupational blood and body fluid exposures among French healthcare workers in 2004. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Salzer, HJ, Hoenigl, M, Kessler, HH, et al. Lack of risk-awareness and reporting behavior towards HIV infection through needlestick injury among European medical students. Int J Hyg Environ Health
Elder, A, Paterson, C. Sharps injuries in UK health care: a review of injury rates, viral transmission and potential efficacy of safety devices. Occup Med (Lond)
Zhang, M, Wang, H, Miao, J, Du, X, Li, T, Wu, Z. Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids among health care workers in a general hospital, China. Am J Ind Med
Fica, CA, Jemenao, P MI, Ruiz, R G, et al. Biological risk accidents among undergraduate healthcare students: five years experience. Rev Chilena Infectol
De Carli, G, Abiteboul, D, Puro, V. The importance of implementing safe sharps practices in the laboratory setting in Europe.
Biochem Med (Zagreb)
Tarantola, A, Abiteboul, D, Rachline, A. Infection risks following accidental exposure to blood or body fluids in health care workers: a review of pathogens transmitted in published cases. Am J Infect Control
Prüss-Ustün, A, Rapiti, E, Hutin, Y. Estimation of the global burden of disease attributable to contaminated sharps injuries among health-care workers. Am J Ind Med
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recommendations for prevention of HIV transmission in health-care settings. Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
13. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. A curriculum guide for public-safety and emergency-response workers: prevention of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis B virus. Cincinnati, OH: DHHS Publication No. (NIOSH), 1989; pp. 89–108.
Linnemann, CC Jr, Cannon, C, DeRonde, M, Lanphear, B. Effect of educational programs, rigid sharps containers, and universal precautions on reported needlestick injuries in healthcare workers. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Lamontagne, F, Abiteboul, D, Lolom, I, et al. Role of safety-engineered devices in preventing needlestick injuries in 32 French hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Tosini, W, Ciotti, C, Goyer, F, et al. Needlestick injury rates according to different types of safety-engineered devices: results of a French multicenter study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Roudot-Thoraval, F, Montagne, O, Schaeffer, A, Dubreuil-Lemaire, ML, Hachard, D, Durand-Zaleski, I. Costs and benefits of measures to prevent needlestick injuries in a university hospital. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
18. Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act of 2000. Publication No. 106-430, 114 Stat. 1901; November 6, 2000.
19. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens; needlesticks and other sharps injuries; Final rule. 29 CFR part 1910. Washington (DC): US Department of Labor; 2001.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA instruction CPL 202.69: enforcement procedures for the occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Washington (DC): OSHA Directorate of Compliance Programs, 2001.
Council of the European Union. Council Directive 2010/32/EU of 10 May 2010 implementing the Framework Agreement on prevention from sharp injuries in the hospital and healthcare sector concluded by HOSPEEM and EPSU. Official Journal of the European Union. 2010 (June 1):L 134(53):66–72. Eur-Lex website. http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2010:134:0066:0072:en:pdf. Published 2010. Accessed January 13, 2015.
Solano, VM, Hernández, MJ, Montes, FJ, Arribas, JL. Update of the cost of needlestick injuries in hospital healthcare personnel. Gac Sanit
Whitby, M, McLaws, ML, Slater, K. Needlestick injuries in a major teaching hospital: the worthwhile effect of hospital-wide replacement of conventional hollow-bore needles. Am J Infect Control
O’Malley, EM, Scott, RD, Gayle, J, et al. Costs of management of occupational exposures to blood and body fluids. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Oh, HS, Yoon Chang, SW, Choi, JS, Park, ES, Jin, HY. Costs of post-exposure management of occupational sharps injuries in health care workers in the Republic of Korea. Am J Infect Control
Liberati, A, Altman, DG, Tetzlaff, J, et al. The PRISMA statement for reporting systematic reviews and meta-analyses of studies that evaluate health care interventions: explanation and elaboration. Ital J Public Health
La Torre, G, Nicolotti, N, de Waure, C, Ricciardi, W. Development of a weighted scale to assess the quality of cost-effectiveness studies and an application to the economic evaluations of tetravalent HPV vaccine. J Public Health
Armadans Gil, L, Fernández Cano, MI, Albero Andrés, I, et al. Safety-engineered devices to prevent percutaneous injuries: cost-effectiveness analysis on prevention of high-risk exposure. Gac Sanit
Cazzaniga, S, De Carli, G, Sossai, D, Mazzei, L, Puro, V. Il costo delle ferite accidentali e l’impatto dei dispositivi di sicurezza per la prevenzione del rischio di puntura accidentale. Mecosan
Glenngård, AH, Persson, U. Costs associated with sharps injuries in the Swedish health care setting and potential cost savings from needle-stick prevention devices with needle and syringe. Scand J Infect Dis
Hanmore, E, Maclaine, G, Garin, F, Alonso, A, Leroy, N, Ruff, L. Economic benefits of safety-engineered sharp devices in Belgium—a budget impact model. BMC Health Serv Res
Jagger, J, Bentley, M, Juillet, E. Direct cost of follow-up for percutaneous and mucocutaneous exposures to at-risk body fluids: data from two hospitals. Adverse Exposure Prevention
Lee, WC, Nicklasson, L, Cobden, D, Chen, E, Conway, D, Pashos, CL. Short-term economic impact associated with occupational needlestick injuries among acute care nurses. Curr Med Res Opin
Leigh, JP, Gillen, M, Franks, P, et al. Costs of needlestick injuries and subsequent hepatitis and HIV infection. Curr Med Res Opin
Nidegger, D, Castel, O, Peltier, MP. Assessing the cost of occupational exposures to blood, in a French university hospital. Med Mal Infect
Solano Bernad, VM, Rubio Cebrián, S, Hernández Navarrete, MJ, et al. Costs of accidental punctures in hospital health personnel. Gac Sanit
U.S. Public Health Service. Updated U.S. Public Health Service guidelines for the management of occupational exposures to HBV, HCV, and HIV and recommendations for postexposure prophylaxis. MMWR Recomm Rep
Deuffic-Burban, S, Abiteboul, D, Lot, F, Branger, M, Bouvet, E, Yazdanpanah, Y. Costs and cost-effectiveness of different follow-up schedules for detection of occupational hepatitis C virus infection. Gut
Fisman, DN, Mittleman, MA, Sorock, GS, Harris, AD. Willingness to pay to avoid sharps-related injuries: a study in injured health care workers. Am J Infect Control