Universal precautions--do Irish anaesthetists comply?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209088
Title:
Universal precautions--do Irish anaesthetists comply?
Authors:
O'Rourke, N; Bennett, M; Porter, J; Gallagher, D J; Shorten, G
Affiliation:
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Medicine, Cork University , Hospital, Cork.
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2000 Jul-Sep;169(3):211-4.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209088
PubMed ID:
11272880
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Anaesthetists are at high risk from blood-borne pathogens. Universal Precautions (UP) include the routine use of appropriate barrier precautions and techniques to reduce the likelihood of exposure to blood, body fluids and tissues that may contain pathogens. The compliance of Irish anaesthetists with these precautions has not been studied. AIM: To study the attitudes of Irish anaesthetists to Universal Precautions. METHOD: A postal questionnaire was sent to 210 anaesthetists currently practising in Ireland. The questionnaire was based on a model used in Australia and New Zealand. RESULTS: There was a 50% response rate to the survey. Only 15% of respondents had taken a risk history from a patient in the preceding four weeks. Resheathing of needles was commonplace. The effectiveness of hepatitis B immunisation was rarely checked and only 66% of respondents believe implementation of Universal Precautions to be practical. CONCLUSION: Irish anaesthetists comply poorly with Universal Precautions.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
*Anesthesiology; *Guideline Adherence/utilization; Humans; Ireland; Needlestick Injuries/prevention & control; Questionnaires; *Universal Precautions
ISSN:
0021-1265 (Print); 0021-1265 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Rourke, Nen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBennett, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorPorter, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGallagher, D Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorShorten, Gen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:11:57Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:11:57Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:11:57Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2000 Jul-Sep;169(3):211-4.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid11272880en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/209088-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Anaesthetists are at high risk from blood-borne pathogens. Universal Precautions (UP) include the routine use of appropriate barrier precautions and techniques to reduce the likelihood of exposure to blood, body fluids and tissues that may contain pathogens. The compliance of Irish anaesthetists with these precautions has not been studied. AIM: To study the attitudes of Irish anaesthetists to Universal Precautions. METHOD: A postal questionnaire was sent to 210 anaesthetists currently practising in Ireland. The questionnaire was based on a model used in Australia and New Zealand. RESULTS: There was a 50% response rate to the survey. Only 15% of respondents had taken a risk history from a patient in the preceding four weeks. Resheathing of needles was commonplace. The effectiveness of hepatitis B immunisation was rarely checked and only 66% of respondents believe implementation of Universal Precautions to be practical. CONCLUSION: Irish anaesthetists comply poorly with Universal Precautions.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Anesthesiologyen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Guideline Adherence/utilizationen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIrelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshNeedlestick Injuries/prevention & controlen_GB
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Universal Precautionsen_GB
dc.titleUniversal precautions--do Irish anaesthetists comply?en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Medicine, Cork University , Hospital, Cork.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-
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