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Protecting healthcare workers (including ourselves) from bloodborne pathogens.
Phillips EK; Wilburn S
Pensacola, FL: American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, 2012 Apr; :webinar
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.
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
Elayne Kornblatt Phillips, RN, MPH, PhD, University of Virginia, International Healthcare Safety Center, 1224 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
University of Virginia, Charlottesville
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division