|Document ID (ISN)||63453|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0196-6553 - American Journal of Infection Control
|Convention or series no.
||Yassi A., McGill M.
||Determinants of blood and body fluid exposure in a large teaching hospital: Hazards of the intermittent intravenous procedure
||June 1991, Vol.19, No.3, p.129-135. 23 ref.
||An analysis of all accidental blood and body fluid exposures reported by hospital workers over a two-year period was carried out. Of the 799 reported incidents, 82% were needlestick injuries and 18% were cutaneous or mucous membrane splashes. Groups incurring the greatest exposure were nurses and nursing students (78.8%), respiratory technologists and laboratory personnel, medical personnel and housekeeping, laundry, supply and distribution staff. The study revealed the hazardous nature of the intermittent intravenous procedure and highlighted the need for changes in the design of needles and provision of point-of-use disposal facilities.
||Canada; biological hazards; health care personnel; hospitals
||nursing personnel; survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services