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Document ID (ISN)107750
CIS number 08-217
ISSN - Serial title 1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
Year 2006
Convention or series no. Fascicule 16-546-A-10
Author(s) Abiteboul D.
Title Infection hazards faced by health care personnel
Original title Risques infectieux professionnels pour le personnel de santé [in French]
Bibliographic information Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 3rd Quarter 2006, No.152, 13p. Illus. 88 ref.
Abstract 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).
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; France; infectious diseases; biological hazards; hospitals; health care personnel; infection control
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Biological hazards
Occupational health services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases