K Willenbring

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Because little is known about needlestick injury and needle disposal in non-hospital settings, we surveyed physicians' offices in Minnesota. Recapping of needles was frequent (51.1%, 72 of 141) and injuries had occurred during the past year in 44.0% of offices. When of known cause, needlesticks were most common during blood drawing and recapping (52.0%, 13(More)
A survey on HIV antibody testing practices was sent to the 200 hospitals in the United States that conduct infectious disease (ID) fellowship training and to all 171 short-term care Minnesota hospitals. Responses were obtained from 124 U.S. ID hospitals (62%) and from 133 (78%) Minnesota hospitals. The U.S. ID hospitals estimated that consent for HIV(More)
Since nurses play a pivotal role in many aspects of healthcare delivery, their knowledge, attitudes, and behavior in relation to AIDS are crucial. A descriptive study was done to discover the AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes, and behavior among registered nurses who practice in a hospital setting, and to describe the relationship of these findings with(More)
We examined variables that were correlated with the AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors among employees of a 455-bed acute-care Minnesota teaching hospital and its associated clinics, located in a low-prevalence area for HIV infection. In August 1987, an anonymous questionnaire was sent via interdepartmental mail to all employees (2,980),(More)
We examined needle use and disposal, needlestick injuries and their management, and employee education regarding the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and needle use by means of a questionnaire sent to all long-term care facilities certified for skilled care in Minnesota. Responses were received from 297 of 349 (85.1%) homes. Nearly all homes (271 of 293;(More)
A questionnaire that asked about policies concerning the use of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody tests was sent in January 1987 to the 200 hospitals in the United States that conduct infectious disease (ID) fellowship training (US ID hospitals) and to all 171 short-term-care Minnesota hospitals. Information was received from 189 of the US ID(More)
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