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Document ID (ISN)107807
CIS number 08-464
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2007
Convention or series no. DMT TF 159
Author(s) Migueres F., Pellissier G., Goyer F., Touche S., Alcouffe J., Fabin C., Bayeux-Dunglas M.C., Abiteboul D.
Title Risk of exposure to blood when taking venous blood samples - Results of a survey in medical laboratories
Original title Risque d'exposition au sang lors des prélèvements veineux - Résultats d'une étude dans des laboratoires d'analyses médicales [in French]
Bibliographic information June 2007, No.110, p.173-184. Illus. 16 ref.
Internet access$File/TF159.pdf [in French]
Abstract This study on the risk of incidents involving exposure to blood in France when taking venous blood samples involved three tasks: job observations by occupational physicians of the gestures carried when taking blood samples; evaluation of responses to a questionnaire on line addressed to biologists working in medical laboratories; survey among the main manufacturers of equipment used in laboratories. Findings concerning the incidence of needlestick injuries when taking blood samples, blood sampling systems, the use of protective gloves and the rate of hepatitis B vaccination are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) laboratories; needle-stick injuries; risk factors; health care personnel; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; France; infectious hepatitis; vaccination; questionnaire survey; job study; immunodeficiency syndrome
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)