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Preventing Needlestick Injuries in Health Care Settings

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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This report provides guidelines regarding the prevention of needlestick injuries in health care settings. Bloodborne pathogens that may be transmitted during needlestick injuries include HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. The report identifies activities associated with needlestick injuries and describes Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines for the prevention of such injuries in the workplace. In addition, the report presents case studies describing the experience of five health care workers who developed infections after occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens.
Audiences
Employees
Employers
Health Professionals
Occupational Nurses/Safety Officers
Workplace Educators
Author
Disease
HIV/AIDS
Subjects
HIV/AIDS Prevention
Needlestick Injuries
Universal Precautions
Year of Publication
1999
Series
Alert
Format
Report
Physical Description
27 p.: col., ill.; graphs, refs.

Last Updated Date: 

12/31/13

Publication ID: 

30378