Prevalence of occupational exposure to blood and body secretions and its related effective factors among health care workers of three Emergency Departments in Tehran

@inproceedings{Farsi2012PrevalenceOO,
  title={Prevalence of occupational exposure to blood and body secretions and its related effective factors among health care workers of three Emergency Departments in Tehran},
  author={Davood Farsi and Mohammad AliZare Zare and S. A. Said Hassani and Saeed Ahmed Abbasi and Afsoon Emaminaini and Peyman Hafezimoghadam and Mohamadreza Rezai},
  booktitle={Journal of research in medical sciences : the official journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Accidental exposure to blood and body secretions is frequent among health care workers (HCWs). They are at risk of acquiring blood-borne diseases. In this study, we have investigated the prevalence and risk factors of occupational exposure among the HCWs of the Emergency Departments (ED) at three teaching hospitals in Tehran. MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted this observational, descriptive, cross-sectional study using a self-reporting 25-question survey, related to occupational… CONTINUE READING

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