TITLE

FATORES DE EXPOSIÇÃO DO PROFISSIONAL DA SAÚDE ÀS SUBSTÂNCIAS QUÍMICAS UTILIZADAS NOS PROCESSOS DE LAVAGEM E DESINFECÇÃO NO EXPURGO

AUTHOR(S)
Vieira Luckwü, Ágabo Daniel Godofredo; da Silva, Edjane Lima; de Araújo, Ednaldo Cavalcante
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Nursing UFPE / Revista de Enfermagem UFPE;1/1/2010, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p255
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: to analyze the chemical hazards to which health professionals are exposed to, investigating factors that exposure to chemicals used in the process of cleaning and disinfecting in the purge of the Center for Sterilization (CS) of the Clinics' Hospital from Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife-PE. Methods: this is about an exploratory and descriptive study, from quantitative approach, carried out with professionals working in the purge of the CS, with a questionnaire used from September to October 2009 whose data were processed using Epi-Info version 3.5.1, presented in tables and analyzed using descriptive statistics. This study was approved by Research Ethics Committee from UFPE (register number 253/09). Results: it was observed that 88.0% of the professionals had manipulated from 1 to 3 chemicals in the work day, 64.0% disregarded the instructions of the manufacturer, 88.0% did not stocked properly the products according to NR-32, 100 % did not used all PPE recommended to purge. Conclusion: health professionals working in the purge of CS are exposed to several risk factors chemicals. Thus, it's necessary to monitor and continually educate all professionals who deal with chemicals, especially those working in a closed environment and critical.
ACCESSION #
52490468

 

Related Articles

  • Aiming lethal weapons against microbial foes. Williamson, Julie E. // Healthcare Purchasing News;Jun2009, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p42 

    The article emphasizes the importance for sterile processing professionals in the healthcare industry to follow standards for disinfecting medical instruments. It relates factors that can contribute to processing shortcuts and decontamination and sterilization errors such as insufficient time to...

  • On environmental policies.  // Healthcare Purchasing News;Apr2003, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p48 

    Gives advice on sterilization services in hospitals. Necessity of including environmental issues in a policy manual for the sterile processing department; Information essential to capture and maintain flash sterilization record-keeping.

  • Greening Rehab. Kravitz, Robert // Rehab Management: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Rehabilitatio;Oct2010 Supplement, Vol. 23, p32 

    The article focuses on the use of green cleaning in health care facilities in the U.S. It says that Stephen Ashkin of Ashkin Group LLC states that hospital administrators consider green cleaning due to potential health risk of cleaning products to patients and the regulation of the state and...

  • Despite recession, CS/SPD salaries surge, job security remains steady. Williamson, Jufie E. // Healthcare Purchasing News;Aug2009, Vol. 33 Issue 8, p32 

    The article reports on the increase in wages of central service/sterile processing department (CS/SPD) employees in the U.S., according to the 2009 CS Salary Survey of "Healthcare Purchasing News." The survey has revealed that most CS job titles have increased moderately during the past year. It...

  • Ultrasonic water replacement; safe chemical disposal; AER soil test. Taurasi, Ray // Healthcare Purchasing News;May2011, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p42 

    The article presents several questions and answers related to hospital sterilization including how frequently water in an ultrasonic washer should be changed, how to dispose of chemicals used in peracetic acid sterilizers and whether there are soil testing devices which can test the efficacy of...

  • State-of-the-art sterilization. Robins, D. Stephen // Health Facilities Management;May96, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p70 

    Focuses on sterilization. Comparison with disinfection; Processes; Hospital employee safety issues; Economic aspects; Low-temperature alternatives; Peracetic acids; Materials compatibility; Cost-effectiveness; Vapor-phase hydrogen peroxide; Gas plasma sterilization.

  • Healthcare - associated infections: A public health problem. Revelas, Angela // Nigerian Medical Journal;Apr-Jun2012, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p59 

    Disinfection and sterilization in hospitals, is of increasing concern. Nosocomial infections can be defined as those occurring within 48 hours of hospital admission, 3 days of discharge or 30 days of an operation. They affect 1 in 10 patients admitted to hospital. Nosocomial infections are...

  • The Secrets of St. Agnes. Ross, Janell // Diverse: Issues in Higher Education;7/27/2006, Vol. 23 Issue 12, p14 

    The article reports that a retired biology professor uncovers disturbing truths about the past practices of a North Carolina hospital. Modern laws and social views have made it nearly unthinkable to uniformly limit the reproductive rights of people with disabilities or diseases. In 1929, North...

  • Improperly sterilized endoscopes cause concern in Halifax. Moulton, Donalee // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/18/2000, Vol. 162 Issue 8, p1193 

    Reports that improperly sterilized endoscopes may pose health threats to patients at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Number of patients at risk for developing HIV or another infectious disease such as hepatitis C; Finding that the filter in the endoscope...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics