Blood-borne pathogens among firefighters and emergency medical technicians.

@article{Boal2005BloodbornePA,
  title={Blood-borne pathogens among firefighters and emergency medical technicians.},
  author={Winifred L. Boal and Thomas Hales and Clara Sue Ross},
  journal={Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors},
  year={2005},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={236-47}
}
OBJECTIVE Firefighters and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel have the potential for occupational exposures to blood, which increases their risk for occupational blood-borne infection. To address this concern, the authors conducted a literature review of occupational blood exposures, the seroprevalence of blood-borne pathogens among these workers, and the seroprevalence of blood-borne pathogens among the patients they serve. METHODS A MEDLINE search was conducted, and all identified… CONTINUE READING

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