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Safer injections, fewer infections : management of needles and sharps and occupational blood exposure in rural north Indian health settings

Kermode, Michelle Anna. 2004, Safer injections, fewer infections : management of needles and sharps and occupational blood exposure in rural north Indian health settings, Ph.D. thesis, School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University.

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Title Safer injections, fewer infections : management of needles and sharps and occupational blood exposure in rural north Indian health settings
Author Kermode, Michelle Anna.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Health and Social Development
Faculty Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2004
Keyword(s) Bloodborne infections - Prevention - India
Sharps (Medical instruments) - Safety measures - India
Needlestick injuries - Prevention - India
Rural health - India
Summary This study investigated injection practices and occupational exposure to blood in rural north Indian health settings. The findings highlighted a range of practices potentially contributing to the transmission of hepatitis and HIV to both patients and staff in these settings. Interventions need to focus on the development of organisational structures to support and facilitate safer practices.
Language eng
Description of original xxii, 330 leaves + appendices : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 614.440954
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30026749

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