|Document ID (ISN)||100943|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0376-7639 - Médecine du travail & Ergonomie / Arbeidsgezondheitszorg & Ergonomie
|Convention or series no.
||Proposed procedure to be adopted in non-hospital environments following injuries by potentially-contaminated blood-stained objects
||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]|
||4th Quarter 2001, Vol. XXXVIII, p.167-178. 12 ref.
||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.
||occupational accidents; plant health organization; blood; infectious hepatitis; medical treatment; injuries; wounds; biological hazards; prophylaxis; immunodeficiency syndrome
||pharmacological prevention; Belgium; risk awareness; infection control; information of personnel; medical prevention; occupational medicine; industrial physicians; hospitals
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Belgium|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Occupational health services
Viral diseases (other than aids)