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"The group's ability to improve occupational protective behaviors may be positively impacted through increased adaptability, improved sleep, active participation in nursing skill-based competitions, strengthening guidance and education on occupational protection" Xu et al (2023).
Needlestick prevention among newly recruited nurses

Abstract:

Aim: Aim The objective of this study was to understand the occupational protective behaviors of newly recruited nurses and explore the influencing factors.

Methods: A convenience sampling method was used to select newly recruited nurses in our hospital from July 2018 to November 2019. The survey was conducted using the general information questionnaire, work attitude scale (Wa), and occupational protective behavior scale.

Results: The total score of occupational protective behaviors of 150 newly enrolled nurses was 18.94 ± 3.59. There was a significant negative correlation between work attitude score and occupational protective behaviors (r = -0.324, p < 0.001). Multiple linear regression analysis showed that gender, previous participation in nursing skill-based competitions, experience of needlestick injuries before recruit, work attitude score, average daily sleep time (p < 0.05) were independent factors influencing occupational protective behaviors.

Conclusions: The overall occupational protective awareness of newly enrolled nurses is relatively weak and needs to be further improved. The group’s ability to improve occupational protective behaviors may be positively impacted through increased adaptability, improved sleep, active participation in nursing skill-based competitions, strengthening guidance and education on occupational protection.

Reference:

Xu Y, Liu WJ, Wang X, Yang QM. Occupational protection behavior and its influencing factors of newly recruited nurses. BMC Med Educ. 2023 Oct 25;23(1):797. doi: 10.1186/s12909-023-04780-6. PMID: 37880657; PMCID: PMC10601324.