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Document ID (ISN)110078
CIS number 09-1054
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Title Protecting health care workers from tuberculosis
Bibliographic information July 2008, Vol.50, No.7, p.852-855. 32 ref.
Abstract The resurgence of cases of active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and the emergence of drug-resistant strains of TB have increased the risk that health care workers (HCWs) may acquire serious TB infections which may not respond to usual therapy. These ACGIH guidelines explain the multiple steps needed to reduce this risk, which include: periodical training of HCWs to maintain awareness of the potential risks of TB; optimizing the design, ventilation and patient flow in clinical spaces; periodic TB surveillance testing of HCWs; use of appropriate respiratory protection; active infection control procedures; updating of written TB control plans.
Descriptors (primary) USA; pulmonary tuberculosis; safe working methods; health care personnel; risk factors; infection control
Descriptors (secondary) safe layout; private OSH institutions; safety consciousness; contagion; infectious diseases; premises; information of personnel; respirators; hospitals; medical supervision; safety and health organization; safety and health training; ventilation design
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)