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Document ID (ISN)66222
CIS number 96-156
ISSN - Serial title 0885-114X - Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nagin D., Pavelchak N., London M., DePersis R.P., Melius J.
Title Control of tuberculosis in the workplace: Engineering controls
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 1994, Vol.9, No.4, p.609-630. 32 ref.
Abstract In this review of engineering controls that can be used to check the spread of tuberculosis in health care settings, types of ventilation and supplements to ventilation such as high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration and ultraviolet germicidal irradiation are addressed. Engineering controls for use during medical procedures that pose an increased risk for transmission of TB are specifically covered.
Descriptors (primary) tuberculosis; pulmonary tuberculosis; health engineering; medical prevention; mechanical ventilation; health services; infection control
Descriptors (secondary) ultraviolet radiation; air filtration; hospitals; exhaust ventilation; negative pressure application; irradiation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases