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Tuberculosis in health care workers.

Authors
Harrison-R
Source
NIOSH 1999 May; :1-39
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20000089
Abstract
In 1993, the California Department of Health Services (CDHS) Occupational Health Branch, in collaboration with the Public Health Institute (formerly the California Public health Foundation) and the University of California, San Francisco Division of Occupational Medicine, undertook a Cooperative Agreement with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to develop a model program for the prevention of occupational tuberculosis (TB) in health-care facilities. While there was general agreement among experts that early identification and treatment of patients at risk for infectious TB are the cornerstones of preventing nosocomial TB transmission and the efficacy of TB control measures in hospitals was needed to aid in the development of programs capable of preventing TB among health care workers. The overall goal of the TB in Health Care Workers study was to prevent TB by identifying effective TB control measures for use in a health care setting. Three San Francisco Bay-Area hospitals participated in the five-year study: San Francisco General Hospital, Alta Bates Medical Center, and Highland hospital. the study had two primary objectives: (1) to assess adherence by health care institutions to TB control measures specified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculsosi in health-care Facilities; and (2) to estimate the effectiveness of these control measures through the use of TB skin testing (TST) data and calculation of TB infection rates.
Keywords
Universal-precautions; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Health-care-workers; Personal-protective-equipment; Respirators
Contact
California Department of Health Services, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Publication Date
19990507
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
258976
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U50-CCU-910074
NIOSH Division
DRDS
Priority Area
Disease and Injury: Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Source Name
California Department of Health Services-Occupational Health Branch
State
CA; WV
Performing Organization
California Department of Health Services-Occupational Health Branch
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