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Document ID (ISN)102229
CIS number 03-1428
ISSN - Serial title 1575-1392 - Prevención, trabajo y salud
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cristóbal Cañadas D., Parrón Carreño T., Carreño Alonso F.J.
Title Analysis of biological exposure hazards in health care institutions
Original title Análisis de los riegos de exposición biológica en centros de salud [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 2003, No.24, p.18-24. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) hospitals; plant safety and health organization; biological hazards; nursing personnel
Descriptors (secondary) injection injuries; infection control; exposure evaluation; safety and health training; cross-sectional study; vaccination; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Biological hazards