|Document ID (ISN)||57873|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
|Convention or series no.
||Wong E.S., Stotka J.L., Chinchilli V.M., Williams D.S., Stuart C.G., Markowitz S.M.
||Are universal precautions effective in reducing the number of occupational exposures among health care workers? - A prospective study of physicians on a medical service
||6 mar. 1991, Vol.265, No.9, p.1123-1128. 28 ref.
||In a questionnaire survey 277 physicians were queried concerning incidents of exposure to blood and body fluids and barrier use before and after the implementation of universal precautions. Implementation increased the frequency of barrier use during exposure incidents, decreased the number of exposure incidents that resulted in direct contact with blood and body fluids and increased averted exposures in which direct contact was prevented by barrier devices. Thus, universal precautions were effective in reducing the risk of occupational exposures among physicians.
||USA; biological hazards; health care personnel; infectious diseases
||protective clothing; questionnaire survey; immunodeficiency syndrome; infectious hepatitis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases