J.K. Leiss, (2010). Management practices and risk of occupational blood exposure in U.S. paramedics: Needlesticks. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 53(9). Retrieved from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajim.20842/full.
The purpose of this study was to present risk estimates for needlestick in U.S. paramedics and estimated risk ratios for selected management practices. Little is known about factors associated with risk of needlestick among paramedics. Most previous research examined hospital workers, whose risk and risk factors may differ from those of paramedics. The purpose of this report is to present updated risk estimates for needlestick in U.S. paramedics and estimated risk ratios for selected risk factors, with a focus on management practices.