Hospitals fail to protect staff

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Hospitals fail to protect staffOn 2 Aug 2002 in Personnel Today Hospitals are failing to manage the occupational exposure of theirhealthcare staff to blood and body fluids, according to doctors at London’s StThomas’ Hospital. Out-of-hours management of occupational body fluid exposures, particularlywhen it came to prescribing post-exposure prophylaxis against HIV, wasinconsistent with in-hours practice. A total of 177 body fluid exposures were reported over a six-month period,109 of which were initially assessed in the OH department and 68 in A&E. Of those originally assessed in A&E, only 21 attended the OH departmentfor follow-up. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2002; 59: 415-418. Related posts:No related photos.last_img

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