A study of patterns and prevention of blood exposures in OR personnel.

@article{Jagger1998ASO,
  title={A study of patterns and prevention of blood exposures in OR personnel.},
  author={Janine Jagger and Maria Vit{\'o}ria Lopes Badra Bentley and Patricia M Tereskerz},
  journal={AORN journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={67 5},
  pages={979-81, 983-4, 986-7 passim}
}
The authors conducted a surveillance study of occupational blood exposures in the ORs at six hospitals to identify risk patterns and prevention strategies. For 15 months, trained circulating nurses recorded OR staff members' exposures during all surgical procedures using a modified version of the Exposure Prevention Information Network surveillance system. It was discovered that a high proportion of percutaneous injuries were potentially preventable if safer devices had been used, and the… CONTINUE READING

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