Protection of healthcare workers from bloodborne pathogens.

  title={Protection of healthcare workers from bloodborne pathogens.},
  author={Susan E. Beekmann and David K. Henderson},
  journal={Current opinion in infectious diseases},
  volume={18 4},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW For decades, healthcare workers have been known to be at risk from acquiring a variety of bloodborne pathogen infections as a result of occupational exposure. Primary prevention of exposures, as recommended by universal precautions guidelines, remains the cornerstone of protecting healthcare workers. Nonetheless, a substantial number of parenteral exposures continue to occur. Updated developments are summarized here, and recommendations for the protection of healthcare workers… CONTINUE READING


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