Volume 2, Number 5
Tereskerz PM, Bentley M, Coyner BJ, Jagger J. "Percutaneous Injuries in Pediatric Health Care Workers." AEP. 1995:2 (5) 1, 3. Although pediatric health care workers face a low risk of occupationally-acquired HIV, their level of riskhas increased as more infants with HIV are born in the US. Their risk is compounded by the fact that many have difficulty controlling a child and using the gloves.
Jagger J. "EPINet 2.0 is Released." AEP. 1995: 2 (5) 2, 12. The International Health Care Worker Safety Center is pleased to announce the release of EPINet 2.0, which is available as of September 1996. The article describes some new features of EPINet 2.0.
Perry J. "California Passes Bill Mandating Three-Year Pilot Sharps Injury Surveillance Study." AEP. 1995: 2 (5) 4, 12. Recognizing that improvements in device- and procedure- specific injury surveillance may increase market pressure for safer medical devices and decrease health care costs through reduced worker exposures, the California state legislature passed a law on Septermer 23rd mandating that the State Department of Health establish a three-year sharps injury surveillance study.
Abstract: "Percutaneous Injuries in Anesthesia Personnel." AEP. 1995: 2 (5) 4. Discusses the types of needles that cause the most frequent injuries to anesthesia personnel.
"1995 Bibliography." AEP. 1995:2 (5) 5-9. The International Health Care Worker Safety Center is currently compiling a comprehensive bibliography of articles on occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens and related topics; the 1995 bibliography presented here is drawn from the comprehensive bibliography.
"CDC Publishes Revised HCV Exposure Guidelines." AEP. 1995: 2 (5) 9. Reproduces the CDC recommendations, which stated guidelines for follow-up after occupational exposure to hepatitis C virus (HCV).
"Postexposure Follow-Up Forms." AEP. 1995: 2 (5) 10-11. A reproduction of the Postexposure Follow-Up Form, which documents the conditions of occupational exposure to blood and body fluids.