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Nosocomial poisoning associated with emergency department treatment of organophosphate toxicity Georgia 2000.

Authors
Geller-RJ; Singleton-KL; Tarantino-ML; Drenzek-CL; Toomey-KE
Source
JAMA J Am Med Assoc 2001 Feb; 285(5):527-528
NIOSHTIC No.
20021935
Abstract
Emergency department (ED) staff caring for patients contaminated with toxic chemicals are at risk for developing toxicity from secondary contamination. This report describes three cases of occupational illnesses associated with organophosphate toxicity caused by exposure to a contaminated patient and underscores the importance of using personal protection equipment (PPE) and establishing and following decontamination procedures in EDs and other areas of acute care hospitals.
Keywords
Health-care-personnel; Health-care; Protective-measures; Protective-clothing; Protective-equipment; Personal-protective-equipment; Organo-phosphorus-compounds
CODEN
JAMAAP
Publication Date
20010207
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
0098-7484
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Journal of the American Medical Association
State
GA; OH
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