|Document ID (ISN)||103514|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||DMT 99 TF 134
||Denis M.A., Ecochard R., Bernadet A., Forissier M.F., Porst J.M., Robert O., Volckmann C., Bergeret A.
||Blood exposure incidents: Importance of an early warning system
||Accidents d'exposition au sang: intérêt d'un "système sentinelle" [in French]|
||3rd Quarter 2004, No.99, p.383-387. 8 ref.
||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.
||occupational accidents; needle-stick injuries; hospitals; safety service records; biological hazards; plant safety organization; health care personnel
||France; selection of equipment; safety analysis; cooperation; programme evaluation; statistical evaluation; frequency rates; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services