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ID (ISN) del documento57374
Número CIS 92-319
ISSN - Título de la serie 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Año 1991
Número de serie
Autor(es) Beck-Sagué C.M., Jarvis W.R., Fruehling J.A., Ott C.E., Higgins M.T., Bates F.L.
Título Universal precautions and mortuary practitioners: Influence on practices and risk of occupationally acquired infection
Información bibliográfica Aug. 1991, Vol.33, No.8, p.874-878. Illus. 22 ref.
Resumen Embalming, the most common funeral practice in North America, may expose the embalmer to infectious diseases and blood. 860 morticians in the US and Canada were surveyed in 1988 to estimate the incidence of self-reported occupational contact with blood and infectious disease, assess morticians' knowledge of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), determine their adherence to universal precautions, and identify predictors of practices designed to reduce risk of occupational exposure to infections. Of 539 (63%) respondents, 212 (39%) reported needle-stick injuries in the past 12 months, and 15 (3%) reported percutaneous exposures to HIV-contaminated blood. Those rating the risk of occupationally acquired human immunodeficiency virus infection as very high or high (194/539 [36%]) were more likely to decline funerals of bodies with antemortem diagnosis of AIDS (59/194 [30%]) and/or to charge more for such funerals (133/194 [69%]) than those who rated the risk as low to moderate (31/345 [9%], 174/345 [51%]).
Descriptores (primarios) sangre; embalsamiento; relación entre la profesión y la enfermedad; servicios funerarios; hepatitis vírica; síndrome de inmunodeficiencia; enfermedades infecciosas
Descriptores (secundarios) Canadá; lesiones de la piel; absorción cutánea; Estados Unidos
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos biológicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Liver diseases
HIV/AIDS
Funeral services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)