3147.0 Bloodborne Pathogens - Moving from Description to Intervention

Monday, November 5, 2007: 10:30 AM
Oral
This session will present new data about health care worker risk of bloodborne pathogen transmission. It will also discuss the risks and prevalence of sharps injuries and current safety policies and practices in home health care. Additionally this session will discuss poor knowledge as a predictor of nonadherence to universal precautions for blood borne pathogens. Lastly we will discuss a worksite health education training session geared to reduce the risk of exposure to bloodborne diseases.
Session Objectives: 1.Identify the changes in bloodborne pathogen transmission observed in the US over the past decade. 2.Describe the factors that influenced this change. 3. List policies which, if implemented, would enhance the likelihood of similar reductions in bloodborne pathogen transmission in developing countries.
Moderator:
Jane Lipscomb, PhD, RN

10:30 AM
Health care worker risk of bloodborne pathogen transmission: An American public health success story
Elayne Kornblatt Phillips, RN, MPH, PhD and Janine C. Jagger, MPH, PhD
10:45 AM
Sharps Injuries among Nurses in Massachusetts Hospitals, 2002-2004
Angela K. Laramie, MPH, Natalia Firsova, MA and Letitia Davis, ScD
11:00 AM
BBP safety policies and practices in home care and hospice agencies in Maryland
Barbara Scharf, MSN-MPH, RN, Kate McPhaul, PhD, MPH, RN, Leslie A. Nickels, Joan Kanner, MS and Jane Lipscomb, PhD, RN
11:30 AM
Poor knowledge predictor of nonadherence to universal precautions for blood borne pathogens at first level care facilities in Pakistan
Naveed Zafar Janjua, MBBS, MSc, DrPH, Mahreen Razaq, MD, Subhash Chandir, MBBS, Shafquat Rozi, MS and Bushra Mahmood, MPH

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Organized by: Occupational Health and Safety