/manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Exposure rate of needlestick and sharps injuries among Australian veterinarians /manager/Repository/uon:7522 50 years age group and about half aged 3150 years. Just over two-fifths were working in small animal practice only. Around three quarters (75.3%) reported suffering at least one NSI in the previous 12 months, while 58.9% reported suffering from at least one contaminated NSI during the previous 12 months, which crudely extrapolates to an exposure rate of 75.3 and 58.9 NSI per 100 person-years respectively. Risk factors for contaminated NSI were female gender, working in small or mixed animal practice, being less experienced, seeing more patients per week and working longer hours per week. The most common causative devices were syringes (63.7%), suture needles (50.6%) and scalpel blades (34.8%). Conclusion: The exposure rate of NSI is high for Queensland veterinarians and clearly remains a major occupational health problem. Current guidelines and strategies to reduce NSI in veterinary practice should be promoted, but appear to be adapted from human health care. Studies to understand why veterinarians have such high NSI rates are required to not only identify risk factors for NSI, but also to determine attitudes and beliefs about NSI. From these studies specific strategies for veterinarians can be designed and trialed to develop evidence-based guidelines and policies that are effective in decreasing the exposure rate of NSI in veterinary practice.]]> Wed 11 Apr 2018 11:37:24 AEST ]]> Examining the dimensions and correlates of workplace stress among Australian veterinarians /manager/Repository/uon:7475 Wed 11 Apr 2018 09:41:40 AEST ]]> Hand dermatitis among veterinarians from Queensland, Australia /manager/Repository/uon:7670 Sat 24 Mar 2018 08:39:25 AEDT ]]> Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the development of pandemic influenza containment strategies: community voices and community control /manager/Repository/uon:12846 Sat 24 Mar 2018 08:17:22 AEDT ]]> Field exercises are useful for improving public health emergency responses /manager/Repository/uon:10651 Sat 24 Mar 2018 08:13:38 AEDT ]]> Strengthening sub-national communicable disease surveillance in a remote Pacific Island country by adapting a successful African outbreak surveillance model /manager/Repository/uon:10231 Sat 24 Mar 2018 08:11:28 AEDT ]]>