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Preventing exposures to bloodborne pathogens among paramedics.

Authors
Boal-WL; Leiss-JK
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-139, 2010 Apr; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20036743
Abstract
Patient care puts paramedics at risk of exposure to blood. These exposures carry the risk of infection from bloodborne pathogens such as hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS. A national survey of 2,664 paramedics contributed new information about their risk of exposure to blood and identified opportunities to control exposures and prevent infections.
Keywords
Health-care-personnel; Emergency-responders; Paramedical-services; Bloodborne-pathogens; AIDS; AIDS-virus; HIV; Infection-control; Infectious-diseases; Viral-diseases; Viral-infections; Surveillance-programs
Publication Date
20100401
Document Type
Numbered Publication; Workplace Solutions
Fiscal Year
2010
NTIS Accession No.
PB2010-108336
NTIS Price
A17
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2010-139
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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