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Preventing Occupational Exposures to Bloodborne Pathogens

Preventing Occupational Exposures to Bloodborne Pathogens

Articles from Advances in Exposure Prevention, 1994-2003


Jane Perry, M.A., and Janine Jagger, M.P.H., Ph.D., Editors



- Preface

- Acknowledgements

- List of EPINet Hospitals


Jagger J et al. "Rates of Needlestick Injury..." New England Journal of Medicine, 1988

Part I: EPINet Reports

1. Report on Blood Drawing: Risky Procedures, Risky Devices, Risky Job (AEP vol 1/#1/1994)

2. Blood and Body Fluid Exposures to Skin and Mucous Membranes (vol 1/#2/1995)

3. Suture Needle and Scalpel Blade Injuries: Frequent But Underreported (vol 1/#3/1995)

4. Disposal-Related Sharp-Object Injuries (vol 1/#5/1995)

5. EPINet Data Report: ABG Syringes Associated with More Injuries During Procedure (vol 2/#1/1995)

6. Clinical Laboratories: Reducing Exposures to Bloodborne Pathogens (vol 2/#3/1996)

7. Blood and Body Fluid Exposures to Health Care Workers’ Eyes While Wearing Faceshields or Goggles (vol 2/#4/1996)

8. Percutaneous Injuries in Pediatric Health Care Workers (vol 2/#5/1996)

9. Risk of HIV-1 Infection After Human Bites (vol 2/#7/1996)

10. Implementing the CDC's Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis: A Survey of 31 Hospitals (vol 3/#1/1997)

11. Direct Cost of Follow-up for Percutaneous and Mucocutaneous Exposures to At-Risk Body Fluids: Data From Two Hospitals (vol 3/#3/1998)

12. Injuries from Vascular Access Devices: High Risk and Preventable (vol 3/#4/1998)

13. Glass Capillary Tubes: Eliminating an Unnecessary Risk to Health Care Workers (vol 3/#5/1998)

14. Patterns and Prevention of Blood Exposures in Operating Room Personnel: A multi-center study (vol 3/#6/1998)

15. Injuries from Huber Needles (vol 3/#6/1998)

16. Safe Disposal of Safety Devices (vol 4/#2/1999)

17. Exposures from Segment Sampling in Blood Banks (vol 4/#2/1999)

18. Percutaneous Injuries in Outpatient Settings & Physician’s Offices (vol 4/#6/1999)

19. Drawing Venous Blood With Syringes: A Risky Use of Injection Equipment (vol 5/#3/2000)

20. Percutaneous Injuries in Home Health Care Settings (vol 5/#3/2000)

21. Percutaneous Injuries in the Dialysis Setting (vol 5/#5/2001)

22. EPINet Report: 1999 Percutaneous Injury Rates (vol 6/#1/2002)

23. Percutaneous Injuries and Blood Exposures in Emergency Department Settings (vol 6/#1/2002)

24. Sharps Injuries and Blood and Body Fluid Exposures to Paramedics in the Field (vol 6/#1/2002)

25. Comparison of EPINet data for 1993 and 2001 shows Marked Decline in Needlestick Injury Rates (vol 6/#3/2003)

26. EPINet Report: 2001 Percutaneous Injury Rates (vol 6/#3/2003)

27. Scalpel Blades: Reducing Injury Risk (vol 6/# 4/2003)

28. EPINet Report: Injuries from Phlebotomy Needles (vol 6/#4/2003)

Part II: Occupationally Infected Health Care Workers: Interviews and Personal Accounts

1. AEP Interview: Patricia Wetzel, M.D. (vol 1/#1/1994)

2. AEP Interview: Jane Doe, R.N. (vol 1/#2/1995)

3. Moi, Marie Jasmin . . . (vol 1/#6/1995)

4. Marie Stevens: My Struggle for Compensation: An HCV-Infected Health Care Worker Speaks (vol 2/#1/1995)


5. Lynda Arnold: A Nurse With A Mission (vol 2/#2/1996)

6. Donna Cieniwa: Just Another Needlestick (vol 3/#1/1997)

7. Lisa Black: One Unnecessary Needle = HIV + HCV (vol 4/#3/1999)

8. Karen Daley: Demanding Safety (vol4/#4/1999)

9. Diane Mawyer: The High Cost of Hepatitis C—My battle with occupationally acquired HCV (vol 5/#2/2000)

10. Julie Naunheim Hipps: When Home is Where the Risk Is (vol 5/#3/2000)

11. “Dr. Jones”: A Surgeon, a Suture Needle — and Hepatitis C (vol 5/#6/2001)

12. Vanessa Burkhart: A Needlestick in the ER (vol 6/#2/2002)

13. Steve Derrig: On-the-Job Exposure to HIV (vol 6/#2/2002)

14. William Fiser, M.D.: First, Do No Harm (vol 6/#5/2003)

Part III: Other articles from AEP

1. Blood Salvage Machines Cause Blood Exposures to Operating Room Personnel (vol 1/#2/1995)

2. Workers' Compensation Benefits for Occupationally Infected Health Care Workers in the United States (vol 1/#3/1995)

3. Hepatitis B Infection and Sharp-Object Injuries in Hospital Laundry Workers: Amazing Discoveries in Hospital Laundries (vol 1/#5/1995)

4. Hepatitis C Virus in Health Care Workers (vol 2/#1/1995)

5. Reducing Pain During Arterial Blood Drawing (vol 2/#1/1995)

6. Needlestick Hazards for Anesthesia Personnel (vol 2/#2/1996)

7. Nursing Students at Risk (vol 2/#3/1996)

8. Trends in U.S. Patents for Needlestick Prevention Technology (vol 2/#4/1996)

9. Simultaneous Transmission of HIV and HCV from Single Needlestick Injury (vol 2/#7/1996)

10. Occupationally Acquired HIV: The Vulnerability of Health Care Workers Under Workers’ Compensation Laws (vol 3/#3/1998)

11. Location of Percutaneous Exposure and Procedure/Device Involved in 46 Health Care Workers with Documented Occupationally Acquired HIV (CDC data) (vol 3/#3/1998)

12. Legal Implications of Needlestick Injuries (vol 3/#5/1998)

13. Estimated Incremental Hospital Cost of Safety Features by Device Type for Needles Most Often Associated with Health Care Worker HIV Seroconversions (vol 3/#5/1998)

14. Institutional Liability for Needlestick Injury (vol 4/#2/1999)

15. Worldwide Cases of Occupational HIV Infection (vol 4/#4/1999)

16. Percutaneous Injuries in Anesthesia Personnel: Results of a Multicenter Prospective Study (vol 4/#5/1999)

17. The Push Towards Safety: Manufacturers Respond to Changes in Regulatory and Legislative Climate (vol 5/#1/2000)

18. CDC Releases National Needlestick Estimates (vol 5/#2/2000)

19. Cal/OSHA letter on Reuse of Blood Tube Holders (vol 5/#5/2001)

20. Using Denominators to Calculate Percutaneous Injury Rates (vol 6/#1/2002)

21. Healthcare Worker Blood Exposure Risks: Updating the Statistics (vol 6/#3/2003)

Part IV: Needle Safety and Needlestick Prevention: Legislation and Policy

1. Overview: Regulations and Legislation in the U.S. for Preventing Occupational Exposures to Bloodborne Pathogens (reprinted from Prevention and Control of Nosocomial Infections, 2003)

2. California Leads the Way with Health Care Worker Safety Law (vol 4/#1/1998)

3.  On the Passage of the Federal Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act (AEP editorial) (vol 5/#4/2000)

4. Federal Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act Promises Unprecedented Protection to U.S. Health Care Workers (vol 5/#4/2000)

5. The Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act: What Does It Require? (vol 5/#4/2000)

6. Excerpts from 'Joint Statement on Legislative Intent on H.R. 5178' (vol 5/#4/2000)

7. OSHA's 2001 Updated Compliance Directive: Guidance on New Requirements of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (vol 6/#1/2002)


- Sagoe-Moses C, Pearson RD, Perry J, Jagger J. Risks to health-care workers in developing countries. New England Journal of Medicine. 2001 (8/16/01); 345[7]:538-541.