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Document ID (ISN)76690
CIS number 01-742
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Title Exposure to blood - What health-care workers need to know
Bibliographic information Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30333, USA, [2000]. 9p.
Abstract Health care workers are at risk for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, including hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Exposures occur through needle pricks or cuts from other sharp instruments contaminated with an infected patient's blood. Aimed at health care workers, this booklet provides guidance on reducing the risks from exposure to blood. Contents include: prevention of exposure; actions to undertake if exposure occurs; risk of developing an infection after exposure; treatment for the exposure; follow-up after exposure.
Descriptors (primary) blood; USA; training material; biological hazards; contamination; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) hepatitis; immunodeficiency syndrome; skin injuries; safe working methods; medical supervision; limitation of exposure
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Health care services
Biological hazards