To evaluate whether implementation of universal precautions was temporally associated with a decrease in reported parenteral exposures to blood, we analyzed data on self-reported parenteral injuries that were prospectively collected at the Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD), from 1985 through 1991.
We also assessed whether implementation of universal precautions, in concert with initiation of a program of postexposure chemoprophylaxis with zidovudine, was associated with decreased time to reporting of occupational exposures.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Prévention, Aiguille, Traumatisme, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Voie percutanée, Sang, Hôpital, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Prevention, Needle, Trauma, Occupational exposure, Human, Percutaneous route, Blood, Hospital, Health staff
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Cote : 94-0633458
Code Inist : 002B05A02. Création : 09/06/1995.