ABSTRACT- Background: This study focuses on reduction of needle stick injuries in Indraprstha Apollo Hospitals, Delhi. It helped the hospital to understand the difficulties faced by employees and patients while using the needle / sharp objects. Objective: To identify the root causes of needle stick injuries and eliminate them by adopting six sigma methodologies. Results: It was observed that the number of injuries was aimed to reduce it by 50% during the study period. Through appropriate interventions, it was reduced to 20% in three months. Conclusion: By adoption of six sigma approach, there was a significant improvement in awareness levels among the nursing staff which reduced the number of injuries, thereby saving huge costs. Also, the injuries in housekeeping department were reduced to 58% in 2 months.
Dear All,This study had been conducted in Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals,New Delhi India which clearly focusses on the use of Six Sigma Methodology in reducing Needle stick injuries in hospital settings.I hope that this study will be really worth in exploring six sigma methodology.
Thanks to Authors of the study namely,Smriti Lakhani,Pradeep B and Capt Usha Banerjee for sharing the study with Global health trials network.
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