TITLE

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS OF HEALTH PERSONNEL IN AN EMERGENCY COUNTY HOSPITAL

AUTHOR(S)
Rusu, Dana; Bulicrea, R.
PUB. DATE
December 2011
SOURCE
Acta Medica Transilvanica;dec2011, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p187
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Clinical staff has a high risk of infection with various blood-borne pathogens. We performed a retrospective study in an emergency county hospital over the period 01/01/2010 - 31/12/2010 to identify the incidence of the accidents by exposure to blood and body fluids (AES) of the personnel and the characteristics of these exposures. From 1505 employees - medical staff - a number of 58 people said that they had an accident by exposure to body fluids; their highest incidence was registered at the medical specialists. The percutaneous exposure, through puncture or cutting, was presented in 93% cases of the injured ones, 7% of exposures were hepatitis B and C and in 10% of cases occurred with the unknown needle. None of the AES cases monitored serologically showed viral serological-conversion.
ACCESSION #
77904705

 

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