Protection of healthcare workers from bloodborne pathogens.

@article{Beekmann2005ProtectionOH,
  title={Protection of healthcare workers from bloodborne pathogens.},
  author={Susan E. Beekmann and David K. Henderson},
  journal={Current opinion in infectious diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={331-6}
}
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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