Relationship between anesthetic procedure and contact of anesthesia personnel with patient body fluids.

@article{Kristensen1990RelationshipBA,
  title={Relationship between anesthetic procedure and contact of anesthesia personnel with patient body fluids.},
  author={M S Kristensen and Erik Sloth and Tim K Jensen},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1990},
  volume={73 4},
  pages={619-24}
}
We recorded the frequency with which anesthesia personnel came in contact with patient body fluids in order to provide an empirical basis for the recommendation of relevant precautions. Anesthesia personnel completed a questionnaire when performing a range of standardized procedures. The rate of contact with blood was as follows: catheterization of peripheral vein, 18%; insertion of central venous catheter, 87%; arterial puncture, 38%; lumbar puncture, 23%; catheterization of the extradural… CONTINUE READING