Biological risk among hospital housekeepers.

  title={Biological risk among hospital housekeepers.},
  author={Priscilla Santos Ferreira Ream and Anaclara Ferreira Veiga Tipple and Dayane Xavier Barros and Aden{\'i}cia Cust{\'o}dia Silva Souza and Milca Severino Pereira},
  journal={Archives of environmental & occupational health},
  volume={71 2},
Although not directly responsible for patient care, hospital housekeepers are still susceptible to accidents with biological material. The objectives of this study were to establish profile and frequency of accidents among hospital housekeepers, describe behaviors pre- and postaccident, and risk factors. This was a cross-sectional study with hospital housekeepers in Goiania, Brazil. Data were obtained from interviews and vaccination records. The observations were as follows: (1) participating… CONTINUE READING

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