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    TEXT VERSION OF SLIDE:

    Title: Location Where Puncture Injuries and Other Blood Exposures Occurred, 1995
    Type: Bar graph with 12 segments identifying percentage of cases.
    Content:
    • Patient rm. = 35-40%
    • Operating rm. = 15-20%
    • Emergency dept. = 5-10%
    • ICU/CCU = 5-10%
    • Outpatient clinic = 5-10%
    • Procedure rm. = 5-10%
    • Clinical lab = 0-5%
    • Outside pt. rm. = 0-5%
    • Service/utility area = 0-5%
    • Patient home = 0-5%
    • Autopsy/pathology = 0-5%
    • Other = 5-10%

    63 hospitals, 3,552 total incidents

    Source: Adapted from Ippolito et. al, 1997

    Speaker Notes:

    Most injuries occur, as you would probably suspect, in areas where patient care occurs. Injuries occur most frequently in patient rooms, in the operating room, the emergency room, or the critical care units.