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ID (ISN) del documento109875
Número CIS 09-948
ISSN - Título de la serie 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Año 2009
Número de serie
Autor(es) Leiss J.K., Sousa S., Boal W.L.
Título Circumstances surrounding occupational blood exposure events in the national study to prevent blood exposure in paramedics
Información bibliográfica Mar. 2009, Vol.47, No.2, p.139-144. 21 ref.
Acceso Internet http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/indhealth/47/2/139/_pdf/-char/ja/ [en inglés]
Resumen The objective of this study was to describe blood exposure events among U.S. paramedics. A mail survey was conducted in 2002-2003 among a nationally representative sample of licensed paramedics. Eighty percent of needle/lancet sticks involved non-safety devices. A third of mucous membrane exposures occurred even though the paramedic was wearing eye or face protection; in half of the events, the exposures were caused by the patient vomiting, spitting, or coughing up blood; in a third of the events, the patient was being uncooperative or combative. In 83% of the non-intact skin exposures, the paramedic was wearing disposable gloves. Findings are discussed.
Descriptores (primarios) sangre; heridas por inyección; causas de los accidentes; personal de los servicios de salud; llagas
Descriptores (secundarios) análisis de las causas del accidente; Estados Unidos; infracción de las normas de seguridad; violencia; encuesta por cuestionario
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos biológicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Health care services
Violence and terrorism