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  1. The design, effectiveness and acceptability of the arm sleeve for the prevention of body fluid contamination during obstetrics procedures.

    Article - En anglais

    Objectives 1

    To design a device that would reduce contamination of staff during obstetric procedures. 2. To undertake clinical trials to assess the effectiveness and acceptability of such a device.

    Design A prospective study

    The arm sleeve is made of a nonwoven material laminated on polyethylene film making it waterproof.

    It has an elastomeric cuff with adhesive that ensures a watertight seal between it and the glove.

    Setting Delivery suite in a teaching hospital.

    Methods Doctors and midwives were requested to wear the sleeve on top of the standard gown and gloves.

    Each user was assessed for blood contamination at the end of the procedure and a questionnaire detailing the extent of contamination and the views of the user was completed.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Prévention, Bactériose, Infection, Dispositif, Manchon, Médecine travail, Virose, Contamination, Exposition professionnelle, Médecin, Sage femme, Accouchement, Bras, Efficacité, Liquide corporel, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevention, Bacteriosis, Infection, Device, Sleeve, Occupational medicine, Viral disease, Contamination, Occupational exposure, Physician, Midwife, Delivery, Arm, Efficiency, Body fluid, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0613376

    Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 199406.