|Document ID (ISN)||107750|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
|Convention or series no.
||Infection hazards faced by health care personnel
||Risques infectieux professionnels pour le personnel de santé [in French]|
||Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 3rd Quarter 2006, No.152, 13p. Illus. 88 ref.
||While accidents that involve exposure to blood have been widely studied and have given rise to so-called universal precautions which form the basis of preventive measures against infection hazards among health care personnel, there also exist other forms of contamination. There are many potentially responsible pathogens, but epidemiological data that would allow the quantification of the hazard are lacking. The pathogens are also often responsible for nosocomial infections, thus making the protection of staff and patients closely related and justifying the implementation of standard precautions, completed where appropriate by specific measures applicable to exposures from aerosols, droplets or direct contact. These technical measures must be accompanied by appropriate medical prevention (vaccination, medical treatment after exposure and medical supervision).
||plant health organization; France; infectious diseases; biological hazards; hospitals; health care personnel; infection control
||pathogenic bacteria; data sheet; contagion; epidemiology; infectious hepatitis; aerosols; immunodeficiency syndrome; hazard evaluation; needle-stick injuries; risk factors; vaccination; medical supervision; medical treatment; encyclopaedia; viruses
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services
Occupational health services