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Protecting healthcare workers (including ourselves) from bloodborne pathogens.

Authors
Phillips-EK; Wilburn-S
Source
Pensacola, FL: American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, 2012 Apr; :webinar
NIOSHTIC No.
20044881
Abstract
This webinar provides an overview of occupational health risks, practices and policies related to the transmission of bloodborne pathogens. Speakers will present numbers and rates of occupational infection and descriptions of unsafe working conditions. They will discuss the impact of resource constraints on risk in the U.S. and internationally, and the impact of legislative mandates. Interventions and recommended actions will be outlined, and the nurse's role will be highlighted.
Keywords
Accident-potential; Exposure-assessment; Exposure-methods; Health-hazards; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Needlestick-injuries; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-medicine; Risk-factors; Safety-measures; Task-performance; Work-environment; Work-performance; Workplace-studies; Work-practices; Surveillance-programs; Bloodborne-pathogens
Contact
Elayne Kornblatt Phillips, RN, MPH, PhD, University of Virginia, International Healthcare Safety Center, 1224 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Publication Date
20120401
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-K01-OH-009140
Source Name
American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
State
VA
Performing Organization
University of Virginia, Charlottesville
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