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ID (ISN) del documento111805
Número CIS 11-0478
ISSN - Título de la serie 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Año 2010
Número de serie
Autor(es) Dunleavy K., Taylor A., Gow J., Cullen B., Roy K.
Título Management of blood and body fluid exposures in police staff
Información bibliográfica Oct. 2010, Vol.60, No.7, p.540-545. Illus. 22 ref.
Resumen Police service staff are at risk of occupational exposure to blood and body fluids with the consequent risk of blood-borne virus (BBV) infections. The objective of this study was to examine the types of occupational exposure incidents experienced by Scottish police service staff and to evaluate the post-incident management provided by their occupational health services. Data were collected on the circumstances and the post-incident management of each incident reported to occupational health services over 12 months. An expert panel reviewed the post-incident management provided by the occupational health service. The panel considered that the majority of cases of occupational exposure incurred little or no risk of BBV transmission. In general, the expert panel assessed the post-incident management provided by the occupational health service units serving the police as adequate and appropriate. However, some concerns were raised in relation to a small number of incorrect risk assessments and an inconsistent approach to hepatitis C virus follow-up blood testing.
Descriptores (primarios) enfermedades víricas; sangre; saliva; riesgos biológicos; fuerzas de orden publico
Descriptores (secundarios) Reino Unido; valoración del riesgo; valoración de la exposición; limitación de la exposición; métodos de trabajo y seguridad
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Exposure evaluation
Viral diseases (other than aids)
HIV/AIDS
Risk evaluation