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Document ID (ISN)76544
CIS number 01-581
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Murlidhar V.
Title Bloodborne occupational diseases of health care workers (HCW)
Bibliographic information Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), 42 Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi 110062, India, 1999. i, 27p. 52 ref.
Abstract This manual on the risks of exposure to bloodborne diseases of health care personnel focuses on hepatitis B and C, HIV and AIDS transmission risks. Transmission mechanisms, risk factors for seroconversion following percutaneous injury, post-exposure prophylaxis, hygiene practices, decontamination and sterilization, personal protective equipment and vaccination are presented along with safety recommendations for dealing with sharp instruments and body fluids.
Descriptors (primary) India; infectious diseases; health care personnel; immunodeficiency syndrome; infection control; infectious hepatitis
Descriptors (secondary) injection injuries; contagion; manuals; safety guides; personal protective equipment; prophylaxis; personal hygiene
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceIndia
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Liver diseases
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)
HIV/AIDS