Surgical personnel are at risk of contracting blood-borne diseases through exposure to patients' blood.
Exposure rates for each surgical subspeciality have not been previously reported.
The purpose of this study was to determine the rates of exposure to patients' blood for operating room personnel.
The study was conducted at Yale-New Haven Hospital, a level I trauma center and tertiary care hospital.
During a 3-month period, exposed personnel were interviewed by a study nurse immediately after a cutaneous exposure to blood or after a sharp injury.
During 2292 surgical procedures, 70 sharp injuries and 768 cutaneous exposures to blood were reported.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infection, Exposition professionnelle, Traitement, Homme, Chirurgie, Sang, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infection, Occupational exposure, Treatment, Human, Surgery, Blood, Occupational medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0092891
Code Inist : 002B30B01B. Création : 199406.