|Document ID (ISN)||102229|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1575-1392 - Prevención, trabajo y salud
|Convention or series no.
||Cristóbal Cañadas D., Parrón Carreño T., Carreño Alonso F.J.
||Analysis of biological exposure hazards in health care institutions
||Análisis de los riegos de exposición biológica en centros de salud [in Spanish]|
||2003, No.24, p.18-24. Illus. 7 ref.
||In Spain, there are 12 percutaneous exposure accidents per 100,000 hours worked in hospitals. Biological hazards are the most frequent hazards in health care institutions, and the workers that are at greatest risk of exposure are those in contact with patients or who handle contaminated samples. A questionnaire survey on working conditions and biological exposure hazards was carried out among 48 nurses in a health care institution. Needlestick injuries were the most frequent. 41.7% of the respondents were of the opinion that the institutions where they worked showed deficiencies with respect to the protection of workers against biological hazards.
||hospitals; plant safety and health organization; biological hazards; nursing personnel
||injection injuries; infection control; exposure evaluation; safety and health training; cross-sectional study; vaccination; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services