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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
MMWR 2001 Jan; 49(51):1156-1158
NIOSHTIC No.
20031741
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
MMWRB6
Publication Date
20010105
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
51-52
ISSN
0892-3787
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
State
GA; OH
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