|Document ID (ISN)||62896|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Garrett S.J., Robinson J.K.
||Disposable protective eyewear devices for health care providers: How important are they and will available designs be used?
||Oct. 1993, Vol.35, No.10, p.1043-1047. 21 ref.
||To assess the efficacy of five types of disposable protective eye wear devices, to determine variables affecting the use of protective eye wear, and to determine the frequency of eye splatter, 100 volunteer health care providers were assigned to one of five groups and given a protective eye wear device to use for two weeks in an urban teaching referral centre. Questionnaires were used to survey eye wear habits and other variables before the study. The devices were 88% effective overall, and there was no statistically significant difference between groups. The incidence of splatter was 50%. Even though disposable eye wear providing full frontal and lateral eye coverage is effective in preventing eye splatter, health care providers working in nonsurgical areas may be more exposed to eye splatter than previously assumed because of the lack of recognition of splatter by the workers.
||safety spectacles; biological hazards; health care personnel
||questionnaire survey; evaluation of equipment
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Face and eye protection
Health care services