Blood and body fluid splashes during surgery--the need for eye protection and masks.

@article{Davies2007BloodAB,
  title={Blood and body fluid splashes during surgery--the need for eye protection and masks.},
  author={C G Davies and M N Khan and A. S. K. Ghauri and Charles Ranaboldo},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  year={2007},
  volume={89 8},
  pages={
          770-2
        }
}
  • C G Davies, M N Khan, +1 author Charles Ranaboldo
  • Published in
    Annals of the Royal College…
    2007
  • Medicine
  • INTRODUCTION While most surgeons make an effort to avoid needlestick injury, some can pay little attention to reduce the potential route of infection occurring when body fluids splash into the eye. It has been shown that transmission of HIV, hepatitis B or C can occur across any mucous membrane. This study aims to quantify how frequently body fluids splash the mask and lens of wrap around protective glasses thus potentially exposing the surgeon to infection. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective… CONTINUE READING

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