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Pediatric Considerations for Postexposure Human Immunodeficiency Virus Prophylaxis.

Infect Dis Clin North Am 2018 03;32(1):91-101

Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, 225 E. Chicago Avenue, Box 20, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.

Exposures that carry risk of transmission of blood-borne disease are rare in pediatrics, but expose patients and families to great anxiety. Specialists in pediatric infectious diseases are often asked about initial antimicrobial prophylaxis in these cases. Guidelines for nonoccupational postexposure prophylaxis for human immunodeficiency virus have evolved as new formulations and medications become available and greater experience obtained in assessing relative risks of different exposures and relative costs and benefits for different interventions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idc.2017.10.006DOI Listing
March 2018
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Chronic Hepatitis C Screening, Evaluation, and Treatment Update in the Age of Direct-Acting Antivirals.

Authors:
Miranda Surjadi

Workplace Health Saf 2018 Jun 23;66(6):302-309. Epub 2018 Jan 23.

1 University of California, San Francisco.

Globally, hepatitis C virus (HCV), the cause of one of the most common infectious diseases, infects approximately 4 million to 5 million Americans with approximately half of infected individuals undiagnosed. Some workplaces screen employees for HCV exposure and other bloodborne pathogens (BBP) after needlestick injuries, but it is not well known whether employers screen employees for HCV without an occupational exposure. New guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that all individuals born between 1945 and 1965 should be screened for HCV regardless of risk; this provides an opportunity at the worksite for HCV outreach to employees, dependents, and retirees. Read More

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2165079917751479
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2165079917751479DOI Listing
June 2018
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Knowledge of standard precautions and barriers to compliance among healthcare workers in the Lower Manya Krobo District, Ghana.

BMC Res Notes 2017 Aug 30;10(1):432. Epub 2017 Aug 30.

School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG 13, Legon, Ghana.

Background: Implementing standard precautions (SP) has been a major challenge for health care workers (HCWs) especially those in developing countries thereby compromising their safety and increasing their exposure to blood-related pathogens. Compliance with safety precautions and occupational accidents among health workers are often unreported. The literature on knowledge and compliance to SP in Ghana is scanty. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-017-2748-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5577785PMC
August 2017
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Peripheral intravenous cannulation: protecting patients and nurses.

Br J Nurs 2017 Apr;26(8):S28-S33

Registered Nurse, Medical Student, Queen's University Belfast.

Peripheral intravenous cannulation is a common clinical procedure in today's healthcare setting. There are a range of different devices to choose from, and this article will consider the risk of catheter-related bloodstream infections and needlestick injuries, national and international guidelines on infection prevention and safety in intravenous access, the need for closed catheters, features of the Introcan Safety® 3 (B. Braun Melsungen AG) and research into peripheral cannulas. Read More

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http://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/10.12968/bjon.2017.26.8.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2017.26.8.S28DOI Listing
April 2017
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Post-exposure prophylaxis guidelines for children and adolescents potentially exposed to HIV.

Arch Dis Child 2017 Jan 28;102(1):78-83. Epub 2016 Jun 28.

Department of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK.

UK guidelines for HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) in adults have recently been updated. Indications for PEP have been modified and there has been a change in the recommended antiretroviral therapy for adults to a combination of raltegravir with tenofovir and emtricitabine (Truvada). Raltegravir and tenofovir are now available in paediatric formulations and offer improved safety and tolerability over previously recommended ritonavir-boosted lopinavir with zidovudine. Read More

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http://adc.bmj.com/lookup/doi/10.1136/archdischild-2015-3092
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2015-309297DOI Listing
January 2017
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Emergency injuries.

J Ir Dent Assoc 2016 Oct;62(5):241

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October 2016

Knowledge and Practice on Injection Safety among Primary Health Care Workers in Kaski District, Western Nepal.

Malays J Med Sci 2016 Jan;23(1):44-55

Department of Pharmacology, Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Kaski, Pin code: 33700, Nepal.

Background: Unsafe injection practice can transmit various blood borne infections. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge and practice of injection safety among injection providers, to obtain information about disposal of injectable devices, and to compare the knowledge and practices of urban and rural injection providers.

Methods: The study was conducted with injection providers working at primary health care facilities within Kaski district, Nepal. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4975588PMC
January 2016
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Compliance with standard precautions among baccalaureate nursing students in a Saudi university: A self-report study.

J Infect Public Health 2017 Jul - Aug;10(4):421-430. Epub 2016 Jul 15.

Non-Communicable Diseases Initiative, International Center for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), Bangladesh; Diabetes Research, University of Munich, Germany; NCD, Bangladesh University of Health Science Postdoc Research, Bangladesh; The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Australia.

Meticulous observance of standard infection control precautions by health care providers is strongly recommended for every patient encounter. Assessment of nursing students' compliance should be carried out regularly in order to ensure adherence to protocols. Thus, this study was conducted to assess self-reported compliance with standard precautions among baccalaureates in nursing students in a Saudi university. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2016.06.005DOI Listing
March 2018
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Nurses should insist trusts obey sharp safety law.

Authors:
Jo Stephenson

Nurs Times 2016 Feb 24-Mar 1;112(8):2-3

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May 2016
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Sharps rules not followed.

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J Perioper Pract 2015 Dec;25(12):244

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December 2015
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[Blood exposure accidents: knowledge and practices of hospital health workers in Mali].

Bull Soc Pathol Exot 2015 Dec 29;108(5):369-72. Epub 2015 Sep 29.

Hôpital Nianankoro Fomba de Ségou, Bamako, Mali.

This is a prospective study conducted in December 2012 among 128 at the Nianankoro Fomba Hospital in Segou in order to assess their knowledge and practices on Blood Exposure Accidents (BEA). The average age of caregivers was 35.4 ± 9 years (range: 22-59 years). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13149-015-0451-4DOI Listing
December 2015
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Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus infection induced by percutaneous exposure.

Occup Med (Lond) 2016 Mar 28;66(2):171-3. Epub 2015 Sep 28.

Department of Preventive and Occupational Medicine, CHUV, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland.

We report a case of acquired lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) infection due to an accidental percutaneous inoculation of LCMV at work. The injured worker developed a flu-like syndrome, followed by pericarditis and meningoencephalitis. Seroconversion was confirmed by ELISA. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqv156DOI Listing
March 2016
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Splashes & Sharps: Occupational Exposures in the Health Care Setting.

Authors:
Linda Goss

Occup Health Saf 2015 Apr;84(4):42, 44, 46

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April 2015
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Sharps injury prevention guidance among health care professionals: A comparison between self-reported and observed compliance.

Am J Infect Control 2015 09 11;43(9):977-82. Epub 2015 Jun 11.

Department of Nursing, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, South Korea.

Background: This study was performed to compare self-report and observation methods for measuring compliance with double gloving (DG) and the hands-free technique (HFT).

Methods: The participants were 81 health care professionals (29 nurses, 52 doctors) working in 22 operating rooms in a tertiary hospital in Busan (South Korea). All participants were asked to complete a self-report questionnaire. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2015.04.210DOI Listing
September 2015
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Microbiology for Radiologists: How to Minimize Infection Transmission in the Radiology Department.

Radiographics 2015 Jul-Aug;35(4):1231-44. Epub 2015 Jun 5.

From the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Allegheny Health Network, Allegheny General Hospital, 320 E North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (S.K.M., M.S.H.); Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa (T.R.T.); Aurora Neuroscience Innovation Institute, Aurora St Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wis (M.B.F.); and Center for Vaccine Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa (A.L.H.).

The implementation of standardized infection control and prevention practices is increasingly relevant as modern radiology practice evolves into its more clinical role. Current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, and World Health Organization guidelines for the proper use of personal protective equipment, decontamination of reusable medical equipment, and appropriate management of bloodborne pathogen exposures will be reviewed. Standard precautions apply to all patients at all times and are the mainstay of infection control. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1148/rg.2015140034DOI Listing
April 2016
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Percutaneous and Mucocutaneous Exposure Among Orthopaedic Surgeons: Immediate Management and Compliance With CDC Protocol.

J Orthop Trauma 2015 Oct;29(10):e391-4

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.

Background: Orthopaedic surgeons are at a high risk of sustaining a percutaneous or mucocutaneous exposure to blood and body fluids. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a wash with soap and water and notification of the concerned hospital authorities after any percutaneous/mucocutaneous exposure, but a systematic amenability with these guidelines is not always seen. This cross-sectional study was undertaken to determine current knowledge and practices of orthopaedic surgeons in case of a percutaneous sharp injury exposure, emphasizes the immediate first aid steps taken after an exposure, the degree of reporting, and to explore the reasons for noncompliance. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BOT.0000000000000360DOI Listing
October 2015
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[Prevention of accidental needle sticks before the Directive 2010/32/EU in a sample of Italian hospitals].

Med Lav 2015 May 4;106(3):186-205. Epub 2015 May 4.

U.O.C. Infezioni Emergenti e Riemergenti e Centro di Riferimento AIDS, Dipartimento di Epidemiologia e Ricerca Preclinica, Istituto Nazionale per le Malattie Infettive "Lazzaro Spallanzani"- IRCCS, Roma, Italia..

Introduction: Needlesticks and cuts are the most common occupational injuries in healthcare workers (HCWs). Directive 2010/32/EU defines principles and preventive interventions.

Objectives: To assess, in hospitals participating in the Italian Study on Occupational Risk of HIV (SIROH) project, which are very active in prevention, the degree of application of the measures provided for by the Directive, prior to its incorporation into Italian law. Read More

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May 2015
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Sharp Decrease of Reported Occupational Blood and Body Fluid Exposures in French Hospitals, 2003-2012: Results of the French National Network Survey, AES-RAISIN.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015 Aug 21;36(8):963-8. Epub 2015 Apr 21.

1Est France Infection Control Coordinating Center,Nancy,France.

Objective: To assess the temporal trend of reported occupational blood and body fluid exposures (BBFE) in French healthcare facilities.

Method: Retrospective follow-up of reported BBFE in French healthcare facilities on a voluntary basis from 2003 to 2012 with a focus on those enrolled every year from 2008 to 2012 (stable cohort 2008-12).

Findings: Reported BBFE incidence rate per 100 beds decreased from 7. Read More

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https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/S0899823X1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ice.2015.80DOI Listing
August 2015
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Workplace safety and health for the veterinary health care team.

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 2015 Mar 8;45(2):409-26, vii-viii. Epub 2015 Jan 8.

Education and Information Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, MS C-14, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA.

Veterinary clinic employers have a legal and ethical responsibility to provide a safe and healthy workplace. Clinic members are responsible for consistently using safe practices and procedures set up by their employer. Development and implementation of a customized comprehensive workplace safety and health program is emphasized, including an infection control plan. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cvsm.2014.11.006DOI Listing
March 2015
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[Occupational exposure to blood in multiple trauma care].

Anaesthesist 2015 Jan 9;64(1):33-8. Epub 2015 Jan 9.

Betriebsärztlicher Dienst, Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, 60590, Frankfurt a. M., Deutschland,

Background: Trauma care personnel are at risk of occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Little is known regarding compliance with standard precautions or occupational exposure to blood and body fluids among multiple trauma care personnel in Germany.

Aim: Compliance rates of multiple trauma care personnel in applying standard precautions, knowledge about transmission risks of blood-borne pathogens, perceived risks of acquiring hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the personal attitude towards testing of the index patient for blood-borne pathogens after a needlestick injury were evaluated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00101-014-2401-0DOI Listing
January 2015
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Anesthetic Implications of Ebola Patient Management: A Review of the Literature and Policies.

Anesth Analg 2015 Sep;121(3):810-21

From the *Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine, and Pain, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida; †United Nations Development Programme, New York, New York; and ‡Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts.

As of mid-October 2014, the ongoing Ebola epidemic in Western Africa has affected approximately 10,000 patients, approached a 50% mortality rate, and crossed political and geographic borders without precedent. The disease has spread throughout Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. Isolated cases have arrived in urban centers in Europe and North America. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1213/ANE.0000000000000573DOI Listing
September 2015
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Epidemiology of exposure to HIV/AIDS risky conditions in healthcare settings: the case of health facilities in Gondar City, North West Ethiopia.

BMC Public Health 2014 Dec 16;14:1283. Epub 2014 Dec 16.

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, Institute of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Background: It has been estimated that every year more than quarter a million health care workers exposed to HIV risky conditions in health care settings, more so in developing countries, with high incidence of HIV/AIDS and unsafe practices. Particularly, Sub-Saharan African countries share at least half of these occupational exposures to HIV risky conditions among health care workers. The aim of this study was to determine the epidemiology of health care workers' exposure to HIV/AIDS risky conditions and associated factors in the healthcare settings in Gondar city. Read More

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http://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/14
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-1283DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4301926PMC
December 2014
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Implementation of an enhanced safety-engineered sharp device oversight and bloodborne pathogen protection program at a large academic medical center.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014 Nov 24;35(11):1383-90. Epub 2014 Sep 24.

Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, and Department of Health Policy, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee.

Objective: Exposure of healthcare personnel to bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) can be prevented in part by using safety-engineered sharp devices (SESDs) and other safe practices, such as double gloving. In some instances, however, safer devices and practices cannot be utilized because of procedural factors or the lack of a manufactured safety device for the specific clinical use. In these situations, a standardized system to examine requests for waiver from expected practices is necessary. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/678417DOI Listing
November 2014
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[10 ground rules to observe in disposal of surgical instruments].

Authors:
H S Füessl

MMW Fortschr Med 2014 Feb;156(3):33

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February 2014
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A needle-free reconstitution and transfer system for compounded sterile intravenous drug solutions in compliance with United States Pharmacopeia Chapter <797> standards.

Authors:
Zach Marks

Int J Pharm Compd 2014 Mar-Apr;18(2):94-9

Today's health-system pharmacists and those in independent practice face risks, including exposure to potent cytotoxic drugs via needlesticks, that are associated with preparing intravenous compounded sterile preparations for immediate use. Healthcare givers who administer such medications also risk exposure to needlesticks. Those hazards can be minimized when the pharmacist thoroughly understands and complies with current standard operating procedures for preparing intravenous compounded sterile preparations and the healthcare giver uses a needle-free system for drug reconstitution and administration. Read More

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June 2014
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A prospective look at the burden of sharps injuries and splashes among trauma health care workers in developing countries: true picture or tip of iceberg.

Injury 2014 Sep 11;45(9):1470-8. Epub 2014 Mar 11.

Department of Surgery, Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India. Electronic address:

Objectives: Health care workers (HCWs) face constant risk of exposure to cuts and splashes as occupational hazard. Hence, a prospective observational study was conducted to observe the exposure of HCWs to various sharp injuries and splashes during health care and to work up a baseline injury rate among HCWs for future comparison in trauma care set ups.

Methods: A 2 year and 5 month study was conducted among the voluntarily reported exposed HCWs of the APEX trauma centre. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S00201383140012
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2014.03.001DOI Listing
September 2014
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[HIV: what is to be done after occupational and non occupational exposition?].

Authors:
U Seybold

Dtsch Med Wochenschr 2014 Apr 25;139(14):721. Epub 2014 Mar 25.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0033-1353978DOI Listing
April 2014
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[Epidemiology of needlesticks at Landspítali University Hospital during the years 1986-2011. A descriptive study].

Laeknabladid 2013 Dec;99(12):559-64

Introduction: Needlesticks, bodyfluid exposure and bites (incident) put healthcare workers (HCWs) at risk of hepatitis B, C and HIV particularly if patients are infected (high risk incident). The risk of infection is greatest from bore-hollow needles. The aim of the study was to describe the epidemiology of reported incidents and evaluate underreporting by HCWs at Landspítali University Hospital (LUH). Read More

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December 2013
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Innovative solution to sharp waste management in a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013 Dec 28;34(12):1297-305. Epub 2013 Oct 28.

Health Foundation, Karachi, Pakistan.

Background: Prevalence of hepatitis B and C in Pakistan is 2.5% and 4.5%, respectively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/673978DOI Listing
December 2013
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A tool to assess knowledge, attitude and behavior of Indonesian health care workers regarding infection control.

Acta Med Indones 2013 Jul;45(3):206-15

Department of Infectious Diseases, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Aim: to investigate knowledge, attitude and behaviour toward infection control in two teaching hospitals on the island of Java by means of a questionnaire and to evaluate the use of the questionnaire as a tool.

Methods: we investigated knowledge, attitude and behaviour toward infection control in two teaching hospitals on the island of Java by means of a questionnaire to identify problem areas, barriers and facilitators. The target was to include at least 50% of all health care workers (physicians, nurses, assistant nurses and infection control nurses) in each hospital, department and profession. Read More

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July 2013
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Sharps injuries and the new European regulations.

Authors:
Richard Griffith

Br J Community Nurs 2013 Sep;18(9):460, 462-3

Lecturer in Health Law, School of Health Science, Swansea University.

Concern over the number of sharps injuries in the health-care sector in Europe has led to a directive aimed at preventing such injuries. The provisions of the directive that were not already covered by existing health and safety law have been implemented by the Health and Safety (Sharps Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013, which came into force in May 2013. This article sets out the key provisions of the 2013 regulations and considers their impact on district nursing practice. Read More

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http://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/10.12968/bjcn.2013.18.9.
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September 2013
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Needlestick and occupational exposure to infections: a compendium of current guidelines.

Br Dent J 2013 Aug;215(4):163-6

The University of Hong Kong, 34 Hospital Road, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong.

Needlestick and occupational exposure to infections is a constant threat in dental practice. Many blood-borne infections, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, may be contracted through this route. We provide here a useful compendium for dental practitioners on current guidelines available to obviate such threats, as well as a simple flowchart on prophylactic measures that could be taken after an accidental exposure. Read More

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http://www.nature.com/articles/sj.bdj.2013.791
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2013.791DOI Listing
August 2013
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Continued non-compliance with the American College of Surgeons recommendations to decrease infectious exposure in the operating room: why?

Surg Infect (Larchmt) 2013 Jun 3;14(3):288-92. Epub 2013 May 3.

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23298-0019, USA.

Background: The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Statement on Sharps Safety recommends the use of double gloving (DG), hands-free zone (HFZ), and blunt-tip suture needles (BTSN) in the operating room to decrease needlestick injuries. Despite this endorsement, compliance is low. This survey determined the perceptions, attitudes, and barriers to compliance with these guidelines. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/sur.2012.067DOI Listing
June 2013
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Sharps injuries--what to do.

Authors:
Tom Feeney

J Ir Dent Assoc 2012 Oct-Nov;58(5):266-8

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June 2013
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Are biosafety practices in anatomical laboratories sufficient? A survey of practices and review of current guidelines.

Hum Pathol 2013 Jun 11;44(6):951-8. Epub 2013 Jan 11.

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA.

Biosafety practices in anatomical pathology laboratories are crucial to prevent unnecessary exposures to both chemical and biological agents. Regulatory and guidance agencies have general regulations and recommendations regarding anatomical pathology laboratory biosafety practices. This study aimed to determine if professionals' perceptions and actual practice mirror these guidelines. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.humpath.2012.09.018DOI Listing
June 2013
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Study of status of safe injection practice and knowledge regarding injection safety among primary health care workers in Baglung district, western Nepal.

BMC Int Health Hum Rights 2013 Jan 3;13. Epub 2013 Jan 3.

School of Pharmacy, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, India; Department of Pharmacology, Manipal College of Medical Sciences (MCOMS), Pokhara, Nepal.

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Background: Unsafe injection practices and injection overuse are widespread in developing countries harming the patient and inviting risks to the health care workers. In Nepal, there is a dearth of documented information about injection practices so the present study was carried out: a) to determine whether the selected government health facilities satisfy the conditions for safe injections in terms of staff training, availability of sterile injectable equipment and their proper disposal after use and b) to assess knowledge and attitudes of healthcare workers in these health care facilities with regard to injection safety.

Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional mixed type (qualitative and quantitative) survey was carried out from 18th May to 16th June 2012. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-698X-13-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3583689PMC
January 2013
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Patients-to-healthcare workers HIV transmission risk from sharp injuries, Southern Ethiopia.

SAHARA J 2012 ;9(1):1-5

Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.

Background: Accidental needlestick injury rate among healthcare workers in Hawassa is extremely high. Epidemiological findings proved the infectious potential of this injury contaminated with a Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-infected patient's blood.

Objective: This study aimed at estimating the risk of HIV transmission from patients to healthcare workers in Hawassa City, Ethiopia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17290376.2012.665252DOI Listing
June 2013
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Advancing infection control in dental care settings: factors associated with dentists' implementation of guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

J Am Dent Assoc 2012 Oct;143(10):1127-38

Division of Oral Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MS F-10, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, Ga. 30341, USA.

Background And Overview: The authors set out to identify factors associated with implementation by U.S. dentists of four practices first recommended in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings-2003. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4624311PMC
October 2012
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Health belief model to predict sharps injuries among health care workers at first level care facilities in rural Pakistan.

Am J Ind Med 2013 Apr 19;56(4):479-87. Epub 2012 Sep 19.

Department of Community Health Sciences, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.

Background: We assessed the frequency and predictors of sharp injuries (SIs) among health care workers (HCWs) at first level care facilities (FLCF) in rural Pakistan.

Method: HCWs working at public clinic (PC), privately owned licensed practitioners' clinic (LPC) and non-licensed practitioners' clinic(NLC) were interviewed on universal precautions (UPs) and constructs of health belief model (HBM) to assess their association with SIs through negative-binomial regression.

Results: From 365 clinics, 485 HCWs were interviewed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajim.22117DOI Listing
April 2013
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Subcutaneous injections: preventing needlestick injuries in the community.

Authors:
Ann-Marie Aziz

Br J Community Nurs 2012 Jun;17(6):258, 260-4

Community nurses provide care to patients in a variety of settings, for example health centres, community hospitals, patients' homes, residential and nursing homes. Administering subcutaneous injections to patients in the community is an everyday activity for many nurses in clinical practice. Many problems related to being 'sharps safe' are common to both community nurses and hospital staff. Read More

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http://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/10.12968/bjcn.2012.17.6.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2012.17.6.258DOI Listing
June 2012
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[Prevention of nosocomial transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from HIV-positive healthcare workers. Recommendations of the German Association for the Control of Viral Diseases (DVV) e.V. and the Society for Virology (GfV) e.V].

Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 2012 Aug;55(8):937-43

Institut für Medizinische Virologie, Klinikum der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Paul-Ehrlich-Str. 40, 60596, Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland.

To the best of our knowledge, the German Association for the Control of Viral Diseases (DVV) e.V. and the Society for Virology (GfV) e. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00103-012-1546-8
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August 2012
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Prevalence of occupational exposure to HIV among health workers in Northern Uganda.

Int J Risk Saf Med 2012 ;24(2):103-13

Faculty of Medicine, Gulu University, Loroo Division, Gulu Municipality, Gulu, Uganda.

Background: The prevalence of HIV in Gulu district is 10.3%. This poses a high risk of occupational exposure and transmission to health workers in hospitals attending to these patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/JRS-2012-0563DOI Listing
November 2012
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Knowledge, attitude and practice of health care workers toward Hepatitis B virus infection, Sudan.

Int J Risk Saf Med 2012 ;24(2):95-102

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Gezira, Gezira, Sudan.

Objective: This study was set out to assess health care providers' knowledge, attitude and practice towards hepatitis B virus infection (HBV).

Methods: A cross sectional study was carried out, in four public hospitals in Wad Medani, Sudan. Anonymous pre-tested questionnaire was completed by 295 different health care providers. Read More

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November 2012
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Inter-professional differences in compliance with standard precautions in operating theatres: a multi-site, mixed methods study.

Int J Nurs Stud 2012 Aug 27;49(8):953-68. Epub 2012 Mar 27.

College of Human and Health Science, Swansea University, United Kingdom.

Background: Occupational acquisition of blood-borne infections has been reported following exposure to blood or body fluids. Consistent adherence to standard precautions will reduce the risk of infection.

Objectives: To identify: the frequency of self-reported adverse exposure to blood and body fluids among surgeons and scrub nurses during surgical procedures; contributory factors to such injuries; the extent of compliance with standard precautions; and factors influencing compliance with precautions. Read More

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August 2012
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Sharps disposal practices among diabetic patients using insulin.

S Afr Med J 2012 Feb 23;102(3 Pt 1):163-4. Epub 2012 Feb 23.

Department of Family Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban.

Insulin-dependent diabetic patients are not educated on safe sharps disposal methods, so leading to unsafe disposal of needles. Appropriate education on the correct disposal of sharps should be an integral part of their diabetic counseling. Doctors, nurses and pharmacists should all take responsibility for educating and reinforcing information about correct sharps disposal methods. Read More

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February 2012
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Should HBV or HCV positive surgeons refrain from operating.

J Pak Med Assoc 2011 Sep;61(9):843-5

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September 2011
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[Insulin for all states].

Krankenpfl Soins Infirm 2012 ;105(1):49-51

Clinique en Diabétologia aux HUG.

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May 2012
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