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Document ID (ISN)77936
CIS number 02-275
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Porru S., Carta A., Placidi D.
Title Job fitness definition of workers exposed to biological risks in a health care environment: Considerations in light of a case report
Original title Il giudizio di idoneitÓ lavorativa di lavoratori esposti a rischio biologico in ambiente sanitario: considerazioni alla luce di un caso clinico [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Sep.-Oct. 2001, Vol.92, No.5, p.345-352. 20 ref.
Abstract Report of the case of a young female nurse in the haematology department of an Italian hospital, who was in charge of preparing and administering antineoplastic drugs. She was suffering from membranous glomerulonephritis and was being treated with immunosuppressant agents. The risk assessment showed that the preparation and administration of the antineoplastic drugs was not safely performed and she showed moderate leucopenia. This worker was judged unfit for work involving high risk of exposure to potentially harmful pharmaceutical agents. The case provided the opportunity for underlining the role of the occupational physician in detecting potentially harmful cases of exposure.
Descriptors (primary) antineoplastic drugs; hazard evaluation; high-risk groups; health care personnel; biological hazards; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) Italy; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Health care services
Biological hazards