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[Management in cases of accidental exposure to blood].
Drug use careers and blood-borne pathogen risk behavior in male and female Tanzanian heroin injectors.
We carried out a study of 537 injection drug users (56% men and 44% women) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to examine their HIV risk behaviors and their drug-using careers that had culminated in injecting heroin. Data were collected in 2005-2006 using the Swahili version of the Tanzanian AIDS Prevention...
Body fluid exposure in nurses of Fars province, Southern Iran.
The overall prevalence of blood and body fluid exposures was 79% with a rate of exposure to sharps devices of 50%. Hypodermic needles were involved in most exposures (73%) with the most common source of injury being needle recapping (35%). Blood was the most frequent contaminant (87%) in mucocutaneo...
Blood-borne virus prevalence and risk among steroid injectors: results from the Australian Needle and Syringe Program Survey.
Infection protection. A review of post-exposure prophylaxis.
Physicians' and nurses' views on infected health care workers.
This study investigated 204 doctors' and nurses' perceived knowledge of bloodborne pathogens and their attitudes towards bloodborne pathogen-infected health care workers. A structured questionnaire examined: (1) their perceived knowledge of bloodborne pathogens; (2) their attitudes towards bloodborn...
Three-year prospective study to improve the management of blood-exposure incidents.
We analyzed the time it took for exposed individuals to report the incident, the time required to perform a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) test for the source individual when needed, occurrence of injuries, hepatitis B (HBV) vaccination status of exposed individuals, and adherence to protocol at...
[Guideline 'Needlestick injuries': risk assessment and post-exposure management in practice]
Guideline 'Needle stick injuries': risk assessment and post-exposure management in practice The objective of the national guideline 'Needle stick injuries' is to make the assessment of needle stick injuries more structured and uniform. The injury is classified as high risk or low risk according to t...
Risk of conjunctival contamination from blood splashes during surgery at the Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi.
The utilisation rate of design specific protective eye wear is low and with a significant risk of conjunctival contamination, changes in attitudes and practices are needed to increase utilisation....
Infection control attitudes and perceptions among dental students in Latin America: implications for dental education.
Educational efforts are needed to enhance IC teaching and compliance. Diverse educational resources and international networks for research collaboration are available from organisations specialised in IC, hopefully paving the way to harmonising regional standards....