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Document ID (ISN)67165
CIS number 96-1493
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Title Information note DGS/DH/DRT No.81 or 25.9.1995 regarding measures for the prevention of transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus among health care professionals and action to be taken in case of an accident involving exposure to blood or other body fluid
Original title Note d'information DGS/DH/DRT n°81 du 25.9.95 relative aux mesures de prévention de la transmission du virus de l'immunodéficience humaine chez les professionnels de santé et à la conduite à tenir en cas d'accident avec exposition au sang ou à un autre liquide biologique [in French]
Bibliographic information 4th Quarter 1995, No.64, p.297-302.
Abstract Official circular issued by the French authorities. The essential preventive measure is to consider any blood or biological fluid to be potentially infectious, and thus to observe strict hygiene and take special care in manipulating sharp or pointed objects. In case of accident, the measures to be taken are: clean the wound, evaluate the risk of infection, administer prophylactic zidovudine (AZT), submit an official notification of the accident, monitor the serological and clinical state of the victim.
Descriptors (primary) pharmacological prevention; France; immunodeficiency syndrome; safe working methods; hospitals; biological hazards; infection control
Descriptors (secondary) directive
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) HIV/AIDS
Health care services
Biological hazards