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Document ID (ISN)110617
CIS number 10-0281
ISSN - Serial title 0944-2502 - Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wicker S., Rabenau H.F., Groneberg D.A, Gottschalk R.
Title Occupationally acquired infections among health care workers: Bloodborne transmission
Original title Arbeitsbedingte Infektionen bei Mitarbeitern des Gesundheitswesens: Blutübertragbare Erkrankungen [in German]
Bibliographic information May 2009, Vol.59, No.5, p.138-150. Illus. 46 ref.
Internet access 10-0281.pdf [in English]
Abstract Due to the contact with infectious patients, health care workers are at risk of work-related infectious diseases. This article reviews literature data on bloodborne transmissible infections (hepatitis B and C, HIV and other) and describes the preventive measures and the measures to be taken by health care workers in case of possible infection due to needle-stick injury or contamination due to skin, eye or oromucosal damage. A multiple choice questionnaire on bloodborne transmitted infections is included. See also ISN 110616, ISN 110619 and ISN 110620.
Descriptors (primary) occupational medicine; infectious diseases; blood; infection control; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; contagion; tuberculosis; infectious hepatitis; needle-stick injuries; serological reactions; medical prevention; vaccination; medical treatment; personal hygiene
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Blood diseases
Health care services