Population risk of syringe reuse: estimating the probability of transmitting bloodborne disease.

@article{Sikora2010PopulationRO,
  title={Population risk of syringe reuse: estimating the probability of transmitting bloodborne disease.},
  author={Christopher A Sikora and Annamariale Chandran and Aaron M. Joffe and David Johnson and Marcia Johnson},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={31 7},
  pages={748-54}
}
BACKGROUND In 2008, the Medical Officer of Health at Alberta Health Services (Edmonton, Canada) was notified that, in some practice settings, a syringe was used to administer medication through the side port of an intravenous circuit and then the syringe, with residual drug, was used to administer medication to other patients in the same manner. This practice has been implicated in several outbreaks of bloodborne infection in hospital and clinic settings. METHODS A risk assessment model was… CONTINUE READING
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