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Ireland. Department of Health and Children. (2005) The prevention of transmission of blood-borne diseases in the health-care setting. Dublin: Department of Health and Children.

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In this report, previous guidelines for health-care workers undertaking exposure-prone procedures (EPPs) has been significantly revised. Viruses identified as risks for transmission include hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV. This document looks at risk management, infection control policies and hepatitis B vaccination of health-care workers. The Code of Practice looks at patient-to-patient infection, as well as transmission from patient to health-care worker and transmission from equipment. Screening for hepatitis C is recommended and the screening of health-care workers for HIV, while undersirable, is being kept under review. There are recommendations, policy and procedures outlined in this document which also looks at retraining and redeployment.


Date:2005
Call No:GH16.2, JA4
Pages:xviii,
Publisher:Department of Health and Children
Corporate Creators:Ireland. Department of Health and Children
Place of Publication:Dublin
ISBN:0-7557-1735-X
Keywords:blood, blood-borne diseases, communicable disease, communicable disease control, health care (field), health care facility administration, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV antibodies, Ireland, minor and major surgery
Notes:Includes appendices and references.
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Accession Number:HRB 3152 (Available), HRB 3416 (Available), HRB 3415 (Available)
Subjects:G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health-related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control

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