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Document ID (ISN)63633
CIS number 95-343
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le mÚdecin du travail
Year 1993
Convention or series no. DMT 56 TF 49
Author(s) Abiteboul D., Antona D., Descamps J.M., Bouvet E.
Title Risk of exposure to blood among nursing personnel: Monitoring and evolution 1990-1992
Original title Risque d'exposition au sang parmi le personnel infirmier - Surveillance et Úvolution 1990-1992 [in French]
Bibliographic information 4th Quarter 1993, No.56, p.363-373. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) blood; France; infectious diseases; immunodeficiency syndrome; medical supervision; hospitals; nursing personnel; contamination; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) evaluation of control measures; causes of accidents; report on investigation; health hazards
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) HIV/AIDS
Health care services
Risk evaluation
Bacterial and parasitic diseases