Sajjad Tassawar, Rana Muhammad Farooq Sattar, Muhammad Haji
Objective: This research's main objective was to determine the occurrence of iatrogenic injuries to doctors caused by needles during various procedures. Place and duration of study: the study was conducted from January 2020 to March 2020 in 3 months in various hospitals in Multan. Material and methods: This research involved a total of 125 patients. In this report, both female and male doctors were included. To gather the details, a pre-designed proforma was used, and later analysis was performed using SPSS. After clarification of the report, informed consent was taken from all the candidates. The approval of the Ethical Committee was taken. Results: The mean age was 34 years. While doing work, 61 out of 125 doctors suffered needle injuries. Of these 61 doctors, 19 were postgraduate trainees, and 42 were house officers. House officers were 82 out of 125 doctors, while postgraduate trainees were 43. Of 82 house officers, 23 (18.4 per cent) confirmed that no proper instruction or safety precautions were taught to prevent needle injury. Needle injuries were seen while operating in 61(48.8 per cent) of the patients. 19 (15.2 per cent) were among these postgraduate trainees, while 422 house officers were (33.65 per cent). Conclusion: House officers sustain more injuries at the beginning of the training due to lack of knowledge of safety measures and proper handling of needles and equipment.