|Document ID (ISN)||110617|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0944-2502 - Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie
|Convention or series no.
||Wicker S., Rabenau H.F., Groneberg D.A, Gottschalk R.
||Occupationally acquired infections among health care workers: Bloodborne transmission
||Arbeitsbedingte Infektionen bei Mitarbeitern des Gesundheitswesens: Blutübertragbare Erkrankungen [in German]|
||May 2009, Vol.59, No.5, p.138-150. Illus. 46 ref.
||10-0281.pdf [in English]
||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.
||occupational medicine; infectious diseases; blood; infection control; health care personnel
||Germany; contagion; tuberculosis; infectious hepatitis; needle-stick injuries; serological reactions; medical prevention; vaccination; medical treatment; personal hygiene
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services