Volume 3, Number 2
Dowrick M.A. "(not) Just Another Needlestick." AEP 1998 3(2) 13-14. In response to Donna Cieniawa's account of her unpleasant experience at the hands of hospital administrators indifferent to her needlestick injury (see 1998 AEP 3(1)), Mary Ann Dowrick explains what a hospital can do for its employees in such situations. Over the course of several years, her employer implemented strict measures designed to prevent employee exposure to bloodborne pathogens. This program contributed to a dramatic decline in the overall exposure rates at her hospital.
"1996 Bibliography: Articles on Percutaneous and Other Occupational Exposures to Bloodborne Pathogens, Exposure Prevention, and Related Topics." 1998 AEP 3(2) 17-20. Contains complete citations for over 130 articles published in various medical journals in 1996.
Perry J. "Medical Students in the Health Care Workplace: Injury Risks, Liability Risks." 1998 AEP 3(2) 21. Discusses a recent article by Patti Tereskerz, J.D., Ph.D., which appeared in a recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. While the matter is generally neglected in the medical literature, levels of percutaneous injury risk among medical students is similar to those among health care workers. Lists recommendations intended to reduce the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens among medical students.
Abstract: "Device-specific Sharps Injury and Usage Rates" 1998 AEP 3(2) 22.