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AEP Index

Volume 3, Number 1

Jagger J., Bentley M. "Implementing the CDC's Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis: A Survey of 31 Hospitals." 1997 AEP 3(1) 1, 9-10. In June 1996, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated recommendations for chemoprophylaxis after occupational exposure to HIV. While the recommended measures are effective when implemented, many health care institutions find the new guidelines challenging and labor intensive.

Cieniawa D. "Just Another Needlestick..." 1997 AEP 3(1) 3-4, 6-8, 10. Ms. Cieniawa, a registered nurse who suffered a wound from a needle which had previously been used on an at-risk patient, tells about the indifference of hospital administrators to her injury and its possible consequences, and about her emotional duress during delays in testing herself and her patient. Her experience underscores the need for professional and compassionate follow-up care for those who sustain occupational exposures.

Perry J. "FDA, NIH Reports on HIV Drug Therapy: Will They Impact CDC Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis?" 1997 AEP 3(1) 2, 12. Discusses the increasing complexity and costs of postexposure prophylaxis and urges health care institutions to consider exposure prevention as a viable alternative to postexposure prophylaxis.

"Changes at the CDC." 1997 AEP 3(1) 5,12. Lists key recent personnel changes at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Abstract: "The Effectiveness of a Needleless Intravenous Connection System: An Assessment by Injury Rate and User Satisfaction." 1997 AEP 3(1) 5.