Volume 1, Number 1
Jagger J. Introducing Advances in Exposure Prevention: A New Opportunity to Make the Health Care Workplace Safer. AEP. 1995: 1 (1) 1-2. Dr. Janine Jagger introduces AEP, a bimonthly newsletter which provides a forum for the exchange of information and for presenting new research on reducing exposures to bloodborne pathogens in order to accelerate progress toward a safe environment for health care workers.
AEP Interview: Patricia Wetzel, M.D. AEP. 1995: 1 (1) 3, 10-11. Dr. Patricia Wetzel was working in an AIDS clinic in Texas when she sustained a needlestick injury; she subsequently seroconverted to HIV. In this interview, she discusses her experiences and views on preventing blood exposures in the health care workplace.
Jagger J. Risky Procedures, Risky Devices, Risky Job. AEP. 1995:1 (1) 4-7,9. Presented are two reports which identify high-risk HIV transmission patterns to health care workers. The first describes patterns of percutaneous injury associated with blood drawing in national hospitals and the second presents results from a national survey of blood exposure and risks to phlebotomists.
The Italian Study Group on Occupational Risk of HIV Infection. AEP. 1995: 1(1) 8. The efforts of an ambitious Italian research team have resulted in the following: one of the most comprehensive databases on occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens in the world, a model national policy for the safety of health care workers, and legal protection of infected health care workers.
EPINet Forum. AEP. 1995:1 (1) 12. Answers the questions: "What is the average percutaneous injury rate for a hospital? Is there a national norm?"