|Document ID (ISN)||104230|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Leszczyszyn-Pynka M., Kłys-Rachwalska M., Sacharczuk B., Boroń-Kaczmarska A.
||Occupational exposure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) - How can we reduce the risk?
||2004, Vol.10, No.4, p.425-429. 15 ref.
||The aim of this study was to analyse occupational exposure to potentially infectious body fluids among health care workers (HCWs) in a region of Poland. Nurses were the most commonly exposed category of HCWs. Needle-sticks were responsible for 73.6% of the incidents, while recapping a needle was the cause of exposure in 6.9% of the incidents. Prophylaxis with antiretroviral drugs was necessary in 22.8% of the cases. Among 189 registered nurses, 66 performed invasive procedures without any personal protective equipment. As many as 60.3% of exposures to potentially infectious material result from non-compliance with the relevant recommendations. Continuous education and training is critically needed to prevent occupational exposure to blood-borne infections among HCWs.
||Poland; risk factors; health care personnel; immunodeficiency syndrome
||safety consciousness; survey; needle-stick injuries; personal protective equipment; disobeying safety instructions; women; prophylaxis; frequency rates; nursing personnel
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Poland|
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services