Exposure to Occupational Health Hazards Among Nursing and Midwifery Students During Clinical Practice

Amare T. G., Tesfaye T. T., Girmay B., Gebreagziabher T. T.

RISK MANAGEMENT AND HEALTHCARE POLICY, vol.14, pp.2211-2220, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.2147/rmhp.s280555
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, EMBASE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.2211-2220
  • Keywords: occupational hazard, nursing students, midwifery students, clinical practice, INJURIES
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


Background: Health professionals are challenged with physical, chemical, and psychological hazards. The major areas in which nurses perform hazardous tasks were are injection, cleaning, patient care, bed making, cleaning and dressing of wounds, medication administration, and performing operations. During performing these activities, healthcare providers are exposed to many types of occupational hazards. So, there is a dearth of information on the prevalence of occupational hazards among nursing and midwifery students in this study area.