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Document ID (ISN)55865
CIS number 91-1026
ISBN(s) 92-4-121007-9
Year 1990
Convention or series no. WHO AIDS Series 7
Author(s)
League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Title Guidelines on AIDS and first aid in the workplace
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1990. iii, 12p. Annex. Price: CHF 4.00; USD 3.20.
Abstract This booklet presents concise guidelines on the precautions that should be followed in order to protect first-aid workers from contracting HIV infection following the administration of first-aid measures in the workplace. The guidelines contain general information on the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and specific information on risks associated with first-aid treatment of injured employees. The book concludes with a consensus statement on AIDS and the workplace, including advice on the development of employment policies.
Descriptors (primary) first-aid training; WHO; first aid; immunodeficiency syndrome; infection control; workplaces
Descriptors (secondary) ILO; infectious diseases; safety guides; safety and health training; virus diseases
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) HIV/AIDS
Viral diseases (other than aids)
OSH training
First aid and emergency organization
Bacterial and parasitic diseases