|Document ID (ISN)||102872|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le mÚdecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||DMT 96 TF 128
||Abiteboul D., Lolom I., Lamontagne F., Pellissier G., Tarantola A., Descamps J.M., Bouvet E.
||Risk of blood exposure among hospital workers - Trends 1990-2000
||Risque d'exposition au sang parmi le personnel hospitalier - Evolution 1990-2000 [in French]|
||4th Quarter 2003, No.96, p.447-457. Illus. 25 ref.
||A survey had been conducted among health care workers in 1990 to quantify the frequency and risk factors of blood exposure accidents (BEAs). 502 nurses from 17 hospitals had volunteered to participate. It was the first study that yielded data not only on the frequencies by nurse, but also by risk-involving task (injection, sample collection, installing and removing intravenous perfusions, work involving pacemakers). The most hazardous tasks were identified and ranked. The objective of the present study was to analyse the trends in BEA risks ten years later. Participants included 1506 volunteers among nurses in 36 hospitals. There were significant improvements from 1990 to 2000, the frequency of BEAs having decreased from approximately 0.35 to 0.12 per nurse per year, and needlestick injuries, which are the leading cause, from 0.26 to 0.07 respectively, per nurse per year.
||blood; hazard evaluation; biological hazards; nursing personnel; health care personnel; hospitals
||statistical trends; France; virus diseases; infectious hepatitis; immunodeficiency syndrome; frequency rates; needle-stick injuries; long-term study; risk factors; causes of accidents; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services