|Document ID (ISN)||68608|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Carrillo L., Fleming L.E., Lee D.J.
||Bloodborne pathogens risk and precautions among urban fire-rescue workers
||Sep. 1996, Vol.38, No.9, p.920-924. 27 ref.
||97-0661.pdf [in English]
||In a questionnaire survey of urban paramedics and emergency medical technicians in the state of Florida (US), reported potential exposure to bloodborne pathogens from needles, sharps, cuts and abrasions was common, especially among paramedics. The majority of these workers were aware of the current guidelines on universal precautions, but reported practice was less than optimal. Recommendations include additional training, better access to protective equipment, and improved administrative efforts and regulations to enforce the implementation of universal precautions.
||fire services; biological hazards; health care personnel; infectious diseases
||USA; questionnaire survey; infection control
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces