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AEP Index

Volume 2, Number 3

Jagger J, Bentley M. "Clinical Laboratories: Reducing Exposures to Bloodborne Pathogens." AEP. 1995:2 (2) 1-2, 6-8. Discusses measures to prevent occupational exposure among clinical laboratory workers, a group which faces an extremely high risk of bloodborne pathogen exposure.

Perry J. "Hospital with a Heart." AEP. 1995:2 (3) 3-4, 8-9. The Jan/Feb issue of AEP told the story of Lynda Arnold, a nurse who was infected by HIV after a needle stick injury. James Kelly, Vice President of Finance and Risk Manager of the hospital at which Arnold was infected, opened the hospital’s doors and allowed us to explore the most sensitive and controversial issues today's hospitals encounter.

Schaffer S. "Nursing Students at Risk: Survey of Nursing School Graduates Reveals Injury Risk and Shortcomings in Post-Exposure Protocols for Student Nurses." AEP. 1995:2 (3) 5, 10. The July/August 1995 issue of AEP presented a discussion of percutaneous injuries among medical students and emphasized the need for better reporting and documentation of exposures. This article describes percutaneous injuries among nursing students, a group about whose levels of exposure little is known.

"Cumulative Statistics: Health Care Workers with Documented and Possible Occupationally Acquired AIDS/HIV Infection, 1987-1995." AEP. 1995: 2 (3) 11. Presents a chart which breaks down of the types of health care workers that have been infected by HIV/AIDS.

EPINet Forum. AEP. 1995:2 (3) 12, 10. Answers the question: "What are the benefits of maintaining detailed scenarios for each sharp-object injury and blood and body fluid exposure, and what is the best way to use this information?"