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Document ID (ISN)58785
CIS number 92-1719
Year 1990
Convention or series no. Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen Rapport 1990:2
Author(s) Jörbeck H., Skoglund G., Bäckström B., Persson M., Hallqvist J.
Title Blood contact incidents among health care personnel
Original title Incidenter med blodkontakt bland sjukvårdspersonal [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen, Publikationsservice, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1 Aug. 1990. 49p. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract Among some 2,000 persons in 37 departments of five hospitals in the region of Stockholm, Sweden, there were 465 reported cases of blood contact: 65 cases of contact with puncture wounds or cuts ('injection' cases), 57 with mucous membranes or injured skin and 343 with intact skin. Midwives had the highest frequency of incidents (389 per 100 persons), followed by physicians with 217 and nurses with 146 (laboratory and dental personnel were also included in the study). Injection cases were most frequent for the physicians (34/100 persons), followed by the nurses (27) and midwives (24). A follow-up study of 522 of the initial group showed that incidents were under-reported. Interviews with representative subjects gave details on the circumstances of the incidents.
Descriptors (primary) Sweden; infectious hepatitis; health care personnel; hospitals; immunodeficiency syndrome
Descriptors (secondary) biological hazards; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)