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Document ID (ISN)68608
CIS number 97-661
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Carrillo L., Fleming L.E., Lee D.J.
Title Bloodborne pathogens risk and precautions among urban fire-rescue workers
Bibliographic information Sep. 1996, Vol.38, No.9, p.920-924. 27 ref.
Internet access 97-0661.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) fire services; biological hazards; health care personnel; infectious diseases
Descriptors (secondary) USA; questionnaire survey; infection control
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Biological hazards