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Document ID (ISN)57873
CIS number 92-665
ISSN - Serial title 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wong E.S., Stotka J.L., Chinchilli V.M., Williams D.S., Stuart C.G., Markowitz S.M.
Title Are universal precautions effective in reducing the number of occupational exposures among health care workers? - A prospective study of physicians on a medical service
Bibliographic information 6 mar. 1991, Vol.265, No.9, p.1123-1128. 28 ref.
Abstract In a questionnaire survey 277 physicians were queried concerning incidents of exposure to blood and body fluids and barrier use before and after the implementation of universal precautions. Implementation increased the frequency of barrier use during exposure incidents, decreased the number of exposure incidents that resulted in direct contact with blood and body fluids and increased averted exposures in which direct contact was prevented by barrier devices. Thus, universal precautions were effective in reducing the risk of occupational exposures among physicians.
Descriptors (primary) USA; biological hazards; health care personnel; infectious diseases
Descriptors (secondary) protective clothing; questionnaire survey; immunodeficiency syndrome; infectious hepatitis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases