Medical students may be at high risk for occupational exposures to blood.
To measure the frequency of medical students'exposure to infectious body substances, to identify factors that affect the probability of such exposure, and to suggest targets for the prevention of such exposure.
Review of all exposures reported by medical students at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine.
Teaching hospitals affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco.
Thirdand fourth-year medical students from the classes of 1990 through 1996 at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine.
A needlestick hotline service was instituted at teaching hospitals affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco, and a required course was created to train students in universal precautions and clinical skills before the beginning of the third-year clerkship.
Reports of exposures made to the needlestick hotline service, including type of exposure, training site, clerkship, and time of year.
119 of 1022 medical students sustained 129 exposures.
Of these exposures, 82% occurred on four services : obstetrics-gynecology, surgery, medicine, and emergency medicine.
The probability of exposure was not related to graduation year, clerkship location, previous clerkship experience, or training site. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Exposition professionnelle, Liquide corporel, Homme, Etudiant, Médecine, Prévention, Infection, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational exposure, Body fluid, Human, Student, Medicine, Prevention, Infection, Epidemiology
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0129649
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 16/11/1999.