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Meaning of "needlestick injury" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NEEDLESTICK INJURY

needlestick injury  [ˈniːdəlstɪk ˈɪndʒərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NEEDLESTICK INJURY

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Needlestick injury is a noun.
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WHAT DOES NEEDLESTICK INJURY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

needlestick injury

Needlestick injury

A needlestick injury is a percutaneous piercing wound typically set by a needle point, but possibly also by other sharp instruments or objects. Commonly encountered by people handling needles in the medical setting, such injuries are an occupational hazard in the medical community. Occupational needlestick injuries are mainly focused on the healthcare environment, but law enforcement is at particularly high risk for incidental needlesticks, though this population is commonly overlooked. These events are of concern because of the risk to transmit blood-borne diseases through the passage of the hepatitis B virus, the hepatitis C virus, and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, the virus that causes AIDS. Despite their seriousness as a medical event, needlestick injuries have been neglected: most go unreported and ICD-10 coding is not available. On the other hand, as needlesticks have been recognized as occupational hazards, their prevention has become the subject of regulations in an effort to reduce and eliminate this preventable event.

Definition of needlestick injury in the English dictionary

The definition of needlestick injury in the dictionary is an injury that is caused by accidentally pricking the skin with a hypodermic needle.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NEEDLESTICK INJURY


biosurgery
ˈbaɪəʊˌsɜːdʒərɪ
conjury
ˈkʌndʒərɪ
cryosurgery
ˌkraɪəʊˈsɜːdʒərɪ
drudgery
ˈdrʌdʒərɪ
electrosurgery
ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈsɜːdʒərɪ
forgery
ˈfɔːdʒərɪ
gingery
ˈdʒɪndʒərɪ
injury
ˈɪndʒərɪ
lingerie
ˈlænʒərɪ
menagerie
mɪˈnædʒərɪ
microsurgery
ˌmaɪkrəʊˈsɜːdʒərɪ
neurosurgery
ˌnjʊərəʊˈsɜːdʒərɪ
noninjury
nɒnˈɪndʒərɪ
orangery
ˈɒrɪndʒərɪ
perjury
ˈpɜːdʒərɪ
psychosurgery
ˌsaɪkəʊˈsɜːdʒərɪ
reinjury
riːˈɪndʒərɪ
scavengery
ˈskævɪndʒərɪ
surgery
ˈsɜːdʒərɪ
treasury
ˈtrɛʒərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NEEDLESTICK INJURY

needle fly
needle match
needle time
needle valve
needle-sharp
needlecord
needlecraft
needlefish
needleful
needlelike
needlepoint
needler
needless
needlessly
needlessness
needlestick
needlewoman
needlewomen
needlework
needleworker

WORDS THAT END LIKE NEEDLESTICK INJURY

accidental injury
add insult to injury
coroner´s jury
grand jury
groin injury
hamstring injury
head injury
hung jury
hyperextension-hyperflexion injury
industrial injury
jury
nonaccidental injury
nonjury
petit jury
repetitive strain injury
repetitive stress injury
special jury
sports injury
trial jury
whiplash injury

Synonyms and antonyms of needlestick injury in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «needlestick injury» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NEEDLESTICK INJURY

Find out the translation of needlestick injury to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of needlestick injury from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «needlestick injury» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

针刺伤
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lesión por pinchazo
570 millions of speakers

English

needlestick injury
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

needlestick चोट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إصابات الوخز بالإبر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

повреждения иглой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

acidentes com agulhas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রয়োজনে আঘাত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

piqûre d´aiguille
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kecederaan needlestick
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Nadelstichverletzungen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

針刺し損傷
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

주사 바늘 부상
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cilaka needlestick
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chấn thương kim đâm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தேவையற்ற காயம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Needlestick injury
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Iğne yaralanması
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lesioni da aghi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

uszkodzenie igłą
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ушкодження голкою
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

prejudiciu ace
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τραυματισμό με βελόνα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

naaldprikbesering
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nålstick skada
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

stikkskade
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of needlestick injury

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NEEDLESTICK INJURY»

The term «needlestick injury» is used very little and occupies the 151.867 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about needlestick injury

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NEEDLESTICK INJURY»

Discover the use of needlestick injury in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to needlestick injury and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Handbook of Modern Hospital Safety, Second Edition
17 Hospitals should strongly emphasize the importance of reporting a needlestick injury as soon as possible, to maximize the effects of postexposure follow-up. Hospital Liability and Costs In addition to their ethical concerns for employee ...
William Charney, 2009
2
Issues in Healthcare Risk Management
Consequently, a needlestick injury working group was established in March 2000 to investigate the prevalence, cause and prevention of such injuries and to make recommendations to minimise the risk to staff . In the USA, the exact numbers ...
Stuart Emslie, Charles Hancock, 2008
3
Nursing Staff in Hospitals and Nursing Homes:: Is It Adequate?
Needlestick Injuries and Exposure Risk A new era of concern about occupational hazards for health care workers began in 1984 when the first case of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmitted by needlestick injury was reported in The ...
Gooloo S. Wunderlich, Frank Sloan, Carolyne K. Davis, 1996
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Textbook of Gastroenterology
HCV is not transmitted efficiently by needlestick injury. The rate of seroconversion to anti-HCV after needlestick injury averages 1.8% per injury and ranges from 0% to 7% [347,348]. About 2.4% of new cases of HCV infection are the result of ...
Tadataka Yamada, 2011
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Issues in Discovery, Experimental, and Laboratory Medicine: ...
Of 699 respondents, 415 (59%) reported having sustained a needlestick injury as a medical student; the median number of injuries per injured respondent was 2 ( interquartile range: 1-2). Respondents who sustained a needlestick injury in ...
‎2012
6
Emergencies in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Needlestick injury (known HBV carrier) 0 Risk of seroconversion up to 30% ( highest if donor HBeAg-positive with high HBV DNA). 0 Basic management as outlined under 'Needlestick injury (no known risk factors), (see IEl p. 218). o Ifthe  ...
Daniel Marks, Marcus Harbord, 2013
7
The Little ICU Book of Facts and Formulas
Each year, about 10% of hospital workers sustain a needlestick injury (13), and over 50% of housestaff and medical students report a needlestick injury at some time during their training (14). 1. Safety-Engineered Needles Outside the ...
Paul L. Marino, 2008
8
The Epidemic of Health Care Worker Injury: An Epidemiology
The risk of a needlestick injury in this setting may be increased due to the less controlled environment (poor lighting, clutter, cramped quarters, pets, etc.). One home health care nurse reported getting a needlestick because a client's cat ...
William Charney, Guy Fragala, 1998
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Revision Notes for MCEM
15.4.2 Risks from needlestick injuries The main risk posed from a needlestick injury is exposure to blood-borne viruses (Table 15.12). The principle blood- borne viruses of concern are hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and HIV. Table 15.12 ...
Victoria Stacey, 2012
10
The 5-Minute ICU Consult
GENERAL PREVENTION r A comprehensive needlestick injury prevention program includes: – Employee training – Recommended guidelines – Safe recapping procedures – Effective disposal systems – Surveillance programs – Elimination ...
Jose R. Yunen, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NEEDLESTICK INJURY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term needlestick injury is used in the context of the following news items.
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This Simple Device Protects Your Staff from Needlesticks
Each year, some 800,000 healthcare workers suffer a needlestick injury. Make sure yours don't with the NeedleSafe II from Medi-Dose. Using the device, staffers ... «OutpatientSurgery.net, Jul 15»
2
West Expands Manufacturing Capacity at Scottsdale Facility to …
The needle is automatically shielded before and after use to help prevent the risk of accidental needlestick injury. West developed SmartDose ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
3
The 'Nightmarish' Boston Hotel Where Workers Have To Deal with …
When asked if he'd ever sustained a needlestick injury, he said “no—but some of my coworkers have.” He described the hotel's nonchalant ... «In These Times, Jul 15»
4
A Most Tiring Time: Sleep and Residency
Among residents, sleep deprivation has been linked to an increased risk for personal injury in the workplace (eg, needlestick injury), as well as ... «Medscape, Jun 15»
5
RI Health Clinic Provider Lacks Effective Blood Hazard Safeguards …
RI Health Clinic Provider Lacks Effective Blood Hazard Safeguards; Employee Sustains Preventable Needlestick Injury. «WorkersCompensation.com, Jun 15»
6
Rivier graduates encouraged to handle hurdles with grace
After an accident in which she was infected with HIV and Hepatitis C by a workplace needlestick injury, Daley's career transitioned from practice ... «The Union Leader, May 15»
7
Needlestick injury brings concerns on public safety
OUCH: Alex Lucas was pricked by a needle in the foot when he stepped from his car on to his grandmother's driveway. Sophie Lester ... «Warwick Daily News, May 15»
8
CDC reports rare vaccinia infection in vaccinated lab worker
A laboratory worker in Boston was infected with vaccinia virus because of a needlestick injury, despite having been vaccinated against the virus ... «CIDRAP, Apr 15»
9
Needlestick Injury Prevention a High Priority for U.S. Hospitals …
According to a recently published report by iData Research, syringe and needle sales in the U.S. constitute a market value of approximately ... «GlobeNewswire, Apr 15»
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Staff Infections: What to Do When Exposed in the ER
However, on average, if no post-exposure prophylaxis is given, the risk is about 0.33% after a needlestick injury. Infection from mucosal ... «MedPage Today, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Needlestick injury [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/needlestick-injury>. Jan 2020 ».
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