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AEP Index

Volume 1, Number 4

Jagger J, Balon M, Tereskerz PM. Recordkeeping and the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard: What Hospitals Record vs. What is Required. AEP. 1995: 1 (4) 1, 6-7. Examines the discrepency between exposures that are defined as "OSHA-reportable" and the exposures that are actually being reported. There are many different interpretations of "OSHA-reportable" cases, sometimes excluding high-risk cases which did not meet definitions and including cases with no apparent risk of infection.

Conference Report: "Bloodborne Infections: Occupational Risks and Prevention" Paris, France, June 8-9, AEP. 1995: 1 (4) 2. Summarizes the topics discussed at the first international conference on the occupational risk and prevention of infection by bloodborned pathogens.

Zachariah A, Rupali P, Mathai D. The Challenges of Exposure Prevention in India. AEP. 1995: 1 (4) 3-4 Discusses the challenge of preventing health care worker exposure to blood borne pathogens in the context of current health care practices in India.

Guest Commentary: McIntosh, Charles, L., M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Guest Commentary. AEP. 1995:1 (4) 5. Elaborates on the AEP article "Suture Needle and Scalpel Blade Injuries: Frequent But Underreported". Dr. McIntosh, who holds one of the first patents for the blunt suture needle, gives further insight on their use and effectiveness.

Perry J. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Publishes Review of Needles Prevention Products. AEP. 1995: 1 (4) 8. A three-volume monograph series on needlestick prevention containing a comprehensive review of available safety devices, guidelines for implementation, and a bibliography of literature on needlestick prevention. The results of the study are discussed.

Perry J. Canada Launches EPINet. AEP. 1995: 1 (4) 9. EPINet (Exposure Prevention Information Network) is now used in Canada to track health care workers’ occupational exposures to blood and body fluids.

State Laws on Source Patient Consent for HIV Testing After Health Care Worker Exposure. AEP. 1995:1 (4) 10. List of states with legislation on the necessity source patient consent for HIV testing when a health care worker sustains a blood or body fluid exposure.

Key Abstracts from Conference on "Bloodborne Infections: Occupational Risks and Prevention". AEP. 1995:1 (4) 11. Abstracts from the international conference on the occupational risk and prevention of infection by bloodborne pathogens.

EPINet Forum. AEP. 1995:1 (4) 12. "How can I assess the effectiveness of my hospital’s needlestick prevention program?"