|Document ID (ISN)||110078|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Protecting health care workers from tuberculosis
||July 2008, Vol.50, No.7, p.852-855. 32 ref.
||09-1054.pdf [in English]
||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.
||USA; pulmonary tuberculosis; safe working methods; health care personnel; risk factors; infection control
||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
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases