Exposure to Blood: What Healthcare Personnel Need to Know

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Exposure to Blood: What Healthcare Personnel Need to Know

Description

This tool gives health care workers information about the risks of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, including hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and suggests actions to be taken when such exposures occur.

The following health topics are discussed:

  • Occupational exposures to blood
  • If an exposure occurs
  • Risk of infection after exposure
  • Treatment for the exposure
  • Followup after an exposure
  • Other sources of information

Developer:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Funding Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

History

Release Date: 2003
Original Summary: January 2004
Last Updated: 12/18/13

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