|Document ID (ISN)||109573|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Musharrafieh U.M., Bizri A.R.N., Nassar N.T., Rahi A.C., Shoukair A.M., Doudakian R.M., Hamadeh G.N.
||Health care workers' exposure to blood-borne pathogens in Lebanon
||Mar. 2008, Vol.58, No.2, p.94-98. Illus. 29 ref.
||09-0712.pdf [in English]
http://occmed.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/58/2/94 [in English]
||The objective of this study was to assess the pattern of occupational exposure to blood and body fluids (BBF) at a 420-bed hospital in Beirut, Lebanon. A total of 1,590 BBF exposure-related accidents reported to the Infection Control Office over a 17-year period were retrospectively analysed. Results are expressed in terms of long-term trends, categories of personnel exposed and causes of the incident. The study shows that health care workers continue to be exposed to blood-borne pathogens. Findings and their implications are discussed.
||blood; infectious diseases; risk factors; health care personnel; biological hazards; hospitals
||analysis of accident causes; Lebanon; spills; needle-stick injuries; WHO
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Lebanon|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services