About Advances in Exposure Prevention

About AEP

For over a decade, Advances in Exposure Prevention (AEP), published by the International Healthcare Worker Safety Center, was a leading source of information on the prevention of occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens. We published exclusive research reports, widely used for benchmarking, from a national network of U.S. hospitals; tracked new sharps safety devices and exposure prevention technology; covered groundbreaking policy and legislative efforts in the U.S., culminating in the passage of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act in 2000; and focused on the human dimension of occupational exposures by sharing accounts of occupationally infected healthcare workers.

As of June 2005 (volume 7, number 4), we ceased publishing AEP. Our decision to do this was influenced by several factors: a sense that AEP had served its purpose; a general shift in the Center's orientation towards international initiatives; and the vast increase in information and resources, both print- and web-based, on needlestick prevention and sharps safety in the last decade, particularly since the passage of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act in 2000.

Electronic access to AEP articles

As of 2008, we have made most of the articles from AEP available in electronic format (PDF files) on the website of the Center's Global Initiative for Healthcare Worker Safety. You can find the articles on the Global Initiative's Training and Educational Resources page, here.

How to order the book"Preventing Occupational Exposures to Bloodborne Pathogens: Articles from Advances in Exposure Prevention, 1994-2003" 

The publication of Preventing Occuptional Exposures to Bloodborne Pathogens: Articles from Advances in Exposure Prevention, 1994-2003 was the culmination of ten years of work on AEP. The book collects in one volume over 25 EPINet data reports, personal accounts of occupationally infected healthcare workers, and other articles of interest that were published in AEP over, including a section dealing with legislative and policy issues. For more information about the book or to order click here

How to order back issues of AEP 

Back-issue sets of AEP, presented in a binder, are available for purchase. For pricing and further information, e-mail at epinet@virginia.edu, or call (434) 924-5159.

 Index of articles from AEP

A complete listing of articles published in Advances in Exposure Prevention, with brief summaries of each article, is available here.

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