Adherence to management after occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogen among health care workers in Taiwan

Nai-Ying Ko, Shu Hui Yeh, Shiow Luan Tsay, Shung Mei Pan, Ming Chu Feng, Ming Chu Chiang, Yea Wen Lee, Ling Hua Chang, Jim Fong Jang

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Abstract

The study purpose was to investigate the adherence to postexposure management of health care workers (HCWs) in Taiwan. A total of 685 HCWs of 1164 HCWs who had reported exposure incidents during 2003-2005 completed questionnaires. Only 33% of the 567 exposed HCWs adhered to the postexposure management. Adherence was associated with percutaneous injury and knowledge of the seropositive status of source patients. Regular follow-ups for seroconversion testing are essential to improving the quality of postexposure management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-611
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume37
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep 1

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Blood-Borne Pathogens
Occupational Exposure
Taiwan
Delivery of Health Care
Wounds and Injuries

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Ko, Nai-Ying ; Yeh, Shu Hui ; Tsay, Shiow Luan ; Pan, Shung Mei ; Feng, Ming Chu ; Chiang, Ming Chu ; Lee, Yea Wen ; Chang, Ling Hua ; Jang, Jim Fong. / Adherence to management after occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogen among health care workers in Taiwan. In: American Journal of Infection Control. 2009 ; Vol. 37, No. 7. pp. 609-611.
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Adherence to management after occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogen among health care workers in Taiwan. / Ko, Nai-Ying; Yeh, Shu Hui; Tsay, Shiow Luan; Pan, Shung Mei; Feng, Ming Chu; Chiang, Ming Chu; Lee, Yea Wen; Chang, Ling Hua; Jang, Jim Fong.

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