|Document ID (ISN)||78302|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||DMT 83 TF 93
||Touche F., Fleury L., Berlie C., Domart M., Pernet M., Leprince A.
||Risks of infection in medical laboratories
||Risques infectieux dans les laboratoires d'analyses médicales [in French]|
||3rd Quarter 2000, No.83, p.233-239.
||Despite the fact that each day, a large number of potentially contaminating samples are handled in medical laboratories, data on the risks of infection are still scanty. A first study was conducted in 1996 in 26 medical laboratories belonging to five hospitals, with the objective of collecting the basic data necessary for hazard evaluation (see CIS 98-954). The study carried out two years later in the same laboratories enabled the assessment of trends with respect to approaches and risk perception. It includes a description of the laboratories, a retrospective inventory of infectious diseases and injuries involving blood exposure and a survey on the perception of the risks of infection. Results highlight favourable trends with respect to facilities, equipment and procedures.
||contagion; infectious diseases; health associate professionals; health care personnel; biological hazards; hospitals
||laboratory work; France; infection control; occupational health survey; safe working methods; needle-stick injuries; personal protective equipment; risk factors; job study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services