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Document ID (ISN)103514
CIS number 04-716
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2004
Convention or series no. DMT 99 TF 134
Author(s) Denis M.A., Ecochard R., Bernadet A., Forissier M.F., Porst J.M., Robert O., Volckmann C., Bergeret A.
Title Blood exposure incidents: Importance of an early warning system
Original title Accidents d'exposition au sang: intérêt d'un "système sentinelle" [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 2004, No.99, p.383-387. 8 ref.
Abstract This study highlights the importance of an early warning system for blood exposure incidents for determining case-by-case preventive actions when it is observed that a specific health care action presents a higher-than-expected frequency of incident occurrence (warning threshold). It presents the results of a database compilation of incidents having occurred in public hospitals in Lyon, France, between 1996 and 2003, together with their analysis. This analysis led to the evaluation and selection of safety equipment and enabled the introduction of specific and sustainable preventive and collaborative measures.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; needle-stick injuries; hospitals; safety service records; biological hazards; plant safety organization; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) France; selection of equipment; safety analysis; cooperation; programme evaluation; statistical evaluation; frequency rates; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Health care services
Accident investigation