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Document ID (ISN)100943
CIS number 02-1945
ISSN - Serial title 0376-7639 - Médecine du travail & Ergonomie / Arbeidsgezondheitszorg & Ergonomie
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brouwers J.F.
Title Proposed procedure to be adopted in non-hospital environments following injuries by potentially-contaminated blood-stained objects
Original title Proposition de procédure à suivre, en dehors d'un milieu hospitalier, lors d'un accident du travail avec blessure causée par un objet souillé par du sang susceptible d'être contaminé [in French]
Bibliographic information 4th Quarter 2001, Vol. XXXVIII, p.167-178. 12 ref.
Internet access 02-1945.pdf [in French]
Abstract Outside of the hospital sector, many enterprises and public services are also confronted with the risk of occupational accident resulting in wounds acquired with objects possibly soiled by infected blood. Although the working procedure for such accidents is well known and regularly applied in hospitals, this is generally not the case in other sectors. This article proposes an approach derived from hospital recommendations. Appendices include information documents aimed at the enterprise-level occupational safety and health committee, at the medical practitioner treating the patient on the day of the accident and at the medical practitioner following this patient, as well as a list of hospitals in Belgium that are able to apply urgently a preventive AIDS tritherapy to injured workers who are not part of their personnel.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; plant health organization; blood; infectious hepatitis; medical treatment; injuries; wounds; biological hazards; prophylaxis; immunodeficiency syndrome
Descriptors (secondary) pharmacological prevention; Belgium; risk awareness; infection control; information of personnel; medical prevention; occupational medicine; industrial physicians; hospitals
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
HIV/AIDS
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Occupational health services
Viral diseases (other than aids)