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ID (ISN) del documento62896
Número CIS 94-1764
ISSN - Título de la serie 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Año 1993
Número de serie
Autor(es) Garrett S.J., Robinson J.K.
Título Disposable protective eyewear devices for health care providers: How important are they and will available designs be used?
Información bibliográfica Oct. 1993, Vol.35, No.10, p.1043-1047. 21 ref.
Resumen To assess the efficacy of five types of disposable protective eye wear devices, to determine variables affecting the use of protective eye wear, and to determine the frequency of eye splatter, 100 volunteer health care providers were assigned to one of five groups and given a protective eye wear device to use for two weeks in an urban teaching referral centre. Questionnaires were used to survey eye wear habits and other variables before the study. The devices were 88% effective overall, and there was no statistically significant difference between groups. The incidence of splatter was 50%. Even though disposable eye wear providing full frontal and lateral eye coverage is effective in preventing eye splatter, health care providers working in nonsurgical areas may be more exposed to eye splatter than previously assumed because of the lack of recognition of splatter by the workers.
Descriptores (primarios) gafas de protección; riesgos biológicos; personal de los servicios de salud
Descriptores (secundarios) encuesta por cuestionario; valoración del material
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Protección individual
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos biológicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Face and eye protection
Health care services
Biological hazards