Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

HHE Determination Report No. HHE-78-58-492, Palatine Nursing Home, Palatine, New York.

Authors
Stroman-RE
Source
NIOSH 1978 May:7 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00080922
Abstract
A health hazard evaluation of the Palatine Nursing Home (SIC-8069), Palatine, New York, was conducted to determine if the nursing staff had contracted scabies from a patient at the facility which provides constant care for the acute and chronically ill. Scabies, caused by the human mite, is characterized by intraepithelial galleries made beneath the skin by the female for depositing eggs and feces. A benzyl-benzoate preparation is recommended for treating the condition. Medical surveys of employees were conducted. Physical examinations consisted of visual examination of the back, buttocks, chest, abdomen, ankles, dorsal aspects of the interdigital webs and axillary folds. In addition, medical reports from employees' private physicians were obtained. It was concluded that the nursing staff contracted scabies from a patient. Recommendations included complete physical exams for new staff and patients; separate showers, dressing rooms and toilets for staff and patient and treatment for infected staff.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Region-2; Medical-personnel; Health-care-personnel; Health-care-facilities; Skin-diseases; Infectious-diseases; Contagion; Infections; Hazard-Confirmed; HHE-78-58-492;
Publication Date
19780501
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-145601
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-78-58-492
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
8069;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, HHE-78-58-492, 7 pages
State
NY; OH;
TOP