|Document ID (ISN)||63633|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le mÚdecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||DMT 56 TF 49
||Abiteboul D., Antona D., Descamps J.M., Bouvet E.
||Risk of exposure to blood among nursing personnel: Monitoring and evolution 1990-1992
||Risque d'exposition au sang parmi le personnel infirmier - Surveillance et Úvolution 1990-1992 [in French]|
||4th Quarter 1993, No.56, p.363-373. Illus. 14 ref.
||This multicentre study (12 French health care centres), follow-up to a previous study (CIS 92-2055), covers the period from 1 Sep. 1991 to 1 Sep. 1992 to assess the changes in the incidence and the characteristics of blood exposure accidents (BEA). Participating teams were very active in developing preventive strategies suiting their needs. It is then incumbent upon employers to provide workers with the means to protect themselves with improved materials while taking into account other factors such as workload and organization. The resulting cost should be compared with that of serum monitoring, prophylaxis with AZT and with the social costs resulting from occupational HIV seroconversion or chronic hepatitis C. Appendices: list of participating centres in the 1990-92 study; questionnaire on the occurrence of BEA; main items of a survey conducted at the same time on BEA in operating theatres.
||blood; France; infectious diseases; immunodeficiency syndrome; medical supervision; hospitals; nursing personnel; contamination; hazard evaluation
||evaluation of control measures; causes of accidents; report on investigation; health hazards
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases