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Document ID (ISN)78302
CIS number 02-436
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2000
Convention or series no. DMT 83 TF 93
Author(s) Touche F., Fleury L., Berlie C., Domart M., Pernet M., Leprince A.
Title Risks of infection in medical laboratories
Original title Risques infectieux dans les laboratoires d'analyses médicales [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 2000, No.83, p.233-239.
Abstract Despite the fact that each day, a large number of potentially contaminating samples are handled in medical laboratories, data on the risks of infection are still scanty. A first study was conducted in 1996 in 26 medical laboratories belonging to five hospitals, with the objective of collecting the basic data necessary for hazard evaluation (see CIS 98-954). The study carried out two years later in the same laboratories enabled the assessment of trends with respect to approaches and risk perception. It includes a description of the laboratories, a retrospective inventory of infectious diseases and injuries involving blood exposure and a survey on the perception of the risks of infection. Results highlight favourable trends with respect to facilities, equipment and procedures.
Descriptors (primary) contagion; infectious diseases; health associate professionals; health care personnel; biological hazards; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) laboratory work; France; infection control; occupational health survey; safe working methods; needle-stick injuries; personal protective equipment; risk factors; job study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services
Biological hazards