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Document ID (ISN)110191
CIS number 09-1167
Year 2009
Convention or series no. SUVA 2869.30d SUVA 2869.30f SUVA 2869.30i
Author(s) Jost M., Merz B., Colombo C., Francioli P., Ruef C., Iten A., Jost J., Cartier B., Rüegger M., Käslin E.
Title Prevention of blood-borne infections in the health care sector
Original title Verhütung blutübertragbarer Infektionen im Gesundheitswesen [in German]
Prevenzione delle malattie infettive trasmesse per via ematica in ambito sanitario [in Italian]
Prévention des maladies infectieuses transmises par voie sanguine dans le secteur sanitaire [in French]
Bibliographic information Suva, Abteilung Arbeitsmedizin, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 14th ed., 2009. 105p. Illus. 157 ref.
Internet access [in Italian] [in German] [in French]
Abstract In the course of their activities, health care workers are exposed not only to chemical or physical hazards, but also to various infectious agents. The aim of this publication is to present the current state of knowledge with respect to the hazards of blood-borne infections for health care workers, to provide practical recommendations on technical, organizational and behavioural preventive measures, and finally to explain various aspects of occupational medicine and compensation in Switzerland. This fully-revised edition replaces earlier versions, in particular that analyzed under reference CIS 08-1213. Changes concern primarily the chapters describing blood-borne infections, epidemiological data on infection hazards, the use of safety equipment and the updating of post-infection prevention.
Descriptors (primary) blood; Switzerland; virus diseases; industrial nurses; health care personnel; occupational medicine; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; disposal of harmful waste; epidemiology; hepatitis; immunodeficiency syndrome; safety guides; exposure evaluation; needle-stick injuries; biological hazards; vaccination; prophylaxis; infection control
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases