|Document ID (ISN)||103817|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1515-5447 - Salud Ocupacional
|Convention or series no.
||Salico de Sosa S.H.
||Biological safety in blood banks
||Bioseguridad en bancos de sangre [in Spanish]|
||Jan.-Mar. 2004, Vol.XXII, No.88, p.7-14. Illus. 13 ref.
||Blood banks are responsible for collecting and preparing blood formulations for transfusion. These operations need to be carried out with care to avoid the exposure of personnel, donors and patients. This article describes the hazards that are inherent in the activities of blood banks (chemical, physical, psychological and social hazards, but primarily biological hazards related to blood exposure), the biological safety measures to be adopted, prophylaxis (vaccination against HBV, possibly with injection of IgG) and the procedure to adopt in the event of an accident, in particular when involving exposure to contaminated blood. Current Argentinean biological safety standards and regulations are also cited.
||blood; infection control; plant safety and health organization; biological hazards; health services
||Argentina; injection injuries; infectious hepatitis; information of personnel; personal protective equipment; prophylaxis; transfusion; immunodeficiency syndrome
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Argentina|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases