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According to a nationwide telephone survey of 300 critical care nurses, including 100 oncology nurses, concern for their personal safety is the number one job-related worry.
Nine out of ten stated they know someone who has had an accidental needlestick, and say the risk involved in needlesticks is increasing. In a dramatic switch from years past, hospital nurses cited fear of exposure to HIV three to one over fear of infection of Hepatitis B.
The survey explored the attitudes of nurses concerning rewards and pressures of their job, and examined degree cause of concern.
Relative to other critical care nursing …