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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
J Toxicol Clin Toxicol 2001 Jan; 39(1):109-111
NIOSHTIC No.
20031740
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
JTCTDW
Publication Date
20010101
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0731-3810
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Journal of Toxicology: Clinical Toxicology
State
GA; OH
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