Thursday, 12 December 2013

Hospital clinicians face infection risk from procedures

Hospital clinicians face a high risk of respiratory infection when performing high-risk procedures such as airway suctioning, a Chinese study has found.
In a prospective study of 481 hospital healthcare workers in China, those who performed a high risk procedure had a threefold increase in the risk of respiratory infections.
The findings should inform occupational health and safety policies, say the researchers from the Beijing Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
Source: Epidemiology and Infection

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