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Adherence to universal precautions among laboratory personnel in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Kahhaleh J.G.
dc.contributor.author Jurjus A.R.
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dc.date Sep-2005
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dc.date.available 2017-09-07T07:00:04Z
dc.date.issued 2005
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dc.identifier.issn 10203397
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10938/11252
dc.description.abstract To evaluate the present situation and plan future directions with regard to implementation of universal precautions in laboratories testing blood samples, we carried out a national cross sectional study in 2003 on a representative sample of laboratories in Lebanon. We compared the results with those of a 1993 study. We found that the education profile of staff had improved, being now more specialized in laboratory science. The discrepancies between what technicians knew, believed in and practised and what was observed in the field improved to some extent in most variables. Disposal of needles and syringes had improved greatly but disposal of blood-contaminated material had not. Given the risks of improper practice, a policy of universal precautions is essential and regular training should be carried out so that staff know and practise the universal precautions and correct laboratory procedures.
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dc.format.extent Pages: (929-942)
dc.language English
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal; Publication Year: 2005; Volume: 11; no. 41765; Pages: (929-942);
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dc.title Adherence to universal precautions among laboratory personnel in Lebanon
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Kahhaleh, J.G., Faculty of Public Health, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Jurjus, A.R., Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Jurjus, A.R.; Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon; email: aj00@aub.edu.lb
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut Medical Center; Faculty: Faculty of Medicine; Department: Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiological Sciences;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiological Sciences
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dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Medicine
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dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut Medical Center
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dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr East. Mediterr. Health J.
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dc.subject.otherChemCAS Medical Waste Disposal
dc.subject.otherIndex allied health education
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex blood sampling
dc.subject.otherIndex bloodborne bacterium
dc.subject.otherIndex good laboratory practice
dc.subject.otherIndex health care planning
dc.subject.otherIndex health personnel attitude
dc.subject.otherIndex hospital waste
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex infection control
dc.subject.otherIndex laboratory infection
dc.subject.otherIndex laboratory personnel
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex occupational hazard
dc.subject.otherIndex occupational safety
dc.subject.otherIndex professional knowledge
dc.subject.otherIndex sharps disposal
dc.subject.otherIndex staff training
dc.subject.otherIndex waste disposal
dc.subject.otherIndex work environment
dc.subject.otherIndex Attitude of Health Personnel
dc.subject.otherIndex Blood Specimen Collection
dc.subject.otherIndex Clinical Competence
dc.subject.otherIndex Cluster Analysis
dc.subject.otherIndex Cross-Sectional Studies
dc.subject.otherIndex Educational Status
dc.subject.otherIndex Guideline Adherence
dc.subject.otherIndex Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
dc.subject.otherIndex Health Services Needs and Demand
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Inservice Training
dc.subject.otherIndex Laboratory Infection
dc.subject.otherIndex Laboratory Personnel
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Medical Waste Disposal
dc.subject.otherIndex Occupational Health
dc.subject.otherIndex Organizational Policy
dc.subject.otherIndex Practice Guidelines
dc.subject.otherIndex Protective Clothing
dc.subject.otherIndex Questionnaires
dc.subject.otherIndex Sampling Studies
dc.subject.otherIndex Universal Precautions
dc.subject.otherIndex Workplace
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