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Health Protection Surveillance Centre. (2018) Guidelines for the emergency management of injuries and Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) (including needlestick and sharps injuries, sexual exposure and human bites) where there is a risk of transmission of bloodborne viruses and other infectious diseases. Dublin: Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

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These guidelines are intended for use in emergency medical settings where a patient first presents with an injury (including needlestick or other sharps injury, sexual exposure, human bite, exposure of broken skin or of mucous membranes) where there is a risk of transmission of infection, in particular bloodborne viruses (BBV).

These guidelines are relevant to injuries occurring to members of the public in a community setting and also to injuries sustained occupationally (such as to healthcare workers (HCW) or members of the Garda).

Date:2018
Pages:113 p.
Publisher:Health Protection Surveillance Centre
Corporate Creators:Health Protection Surveillance Centre
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:G Health and disease > Etiology > Disease transmission factor
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > HIV
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and needs assessment > Risk assessment
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control > HIV prevention
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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