A book from the International Healthcare Worker Safety Center

Preventing Occupational Exposures to
Bloodborne Pathogens:
Articles from Advances in Exposure Prevention, 1994-2003

Editors: Janine Jagger, M.P.H., Ph.D., and Jane Perry, M.A.

For 10 years, Advances in Exposure Prevention was a leading source for timely information on the prevention of occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens. Now the International Healthcare Worker Safety Center at the University of Virginia has collected into one volume the many EPINet percutaneous injury reports, personal accounts of occupationally infected healthcare workers, and other articles of interest that were published in AEP, including a section dealing with legislation and policy.

With over 70 articles illustrated with figures, tables and photographs, Preventing Occupational Exposures to Bloodborne Pathogens is a valuable reference. It contains a wealth of practical information on reducing bloodborne exposures in the healthcare workplace and complying with OSHA standards, as well as research and extensive analysis of percutaneous injury data from a large network of U.S. hospitals (the EPINet data-sharing network). Articles cover a wide range of subjects, from using denominators to calculate needlestick injury rates to the legal implications of needlestick injuries.

Preventing Occupational Exposures to Bloodborne Pathogens includes:

  • more than 25 EPINet reports on percutaneous injuries and exposures in key clinical areas and involving a variety of devices and procedures;
  • 14 personal accounts of occupationally infected healthcare workers—nurses, physicians, phlebotomists and others—that have been used to educate employees about the potential consequences of occupational exposures;
  • two articles on occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens that originally appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine;
  • section on legislation and policy that traces the history of needlestick prevention efforts in the U.S. over the last decade.

The book  is 235 pages and costs $25, including shipping and handling. To order, click on the form below, fill it out and send it with your check or money order to the address indicated on the form (sorry, no credit cards accepted ).

Questions? Call Jane Perry (Director of Communication, International Healthcare Worker Safety Center) at 434-982-3763 or e-mail janeperry@virginia.edu .

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Click here to see the Table of Contents

Click here to read the Preface to the book

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