Blood-borne virus transmission in healthcare settings in Ireland: review of patient notification exercises 1997-2011.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205309
Title:
Blood-borne virus transmission in healthcare settings in Ireland: review of patient notification exercises 1997-2011.
Authors:
Donohue, S; Thornton, L; Kelleher, K
Affiliation:
Health Service Executive, Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Dublin, Ireland.
Citation:
Blood-borne virus transmission in healthcare settings in Ireland: review of patient notification exercises 1997-2011. 2012:notJ Hosp Infect
Journal:
The Journal of hospital infection
Issue Date:
21-Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205309
DOI:
10.1016/j.jhin.2011.12.013
PubMed ID:
22269250
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195670112000096
Abstract:
A review of patient notification exercises (PNEs) carried out in Ireland between 1997 and 2011 to investigate potential exposure to blood-borne viruses (BBVs) in healthcare settings was undertaken to inform future policy and practice. A questionnaire was sent to key informants in the health services to identify all relevant PNEs. Structured interviews were conducted with key investigators, and available documentation was examined. Ten BBV-related PNEs were identified. Despite testing over 2000 patients, only one case of transmission was found. However, in-depth local investigations before undertaking the PNEs identified six cases of healthcare-associated transmission.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1532-2939

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDonohue, Sen
dc.contributor.authorThornton, Len
dc.contributor.authorKelleher, Ken
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-27T13:18:05Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-27T13:18:05Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-21-
dc.identifier.citationBlood-borne virus transmission in healthcare settings in Ireland: review of patient notification exercises 1997-2011. 2012:notJ Hosp Infecten
dc.identifier.issn1532-2939-
dc.identifier.pmid22269250-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jhin.2011.12.013-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/205309-
dc.description.abstractA review of patient notification exercises (PNEs) carried out in Ireland between 1997 and 2011 to investigate potential exposure to blood-borne viruses (BBVs) in healthcare settings was undertaken to inform future policy and practice. A questionnaire was sent to key informants in the health services to identify all relevant PNEs. Structured interviews were conducted with key investigators, and available documentation was examined. Ten BBV-related PNEs were identified. Despite testing over 2000 patients, only one case of transmission was found. However, in-depth local investigations before undertaking the PNEs identified six cases of healthcare-associated transmission.-
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195670112000096en
dc.titleBlood-borne virus transmission in healthcare settings in Ireland: review of patient notification exercises 1997-2011.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Service Executive, Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Dublin, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalThe Journal of hospital infectionen

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