Quantification of facial contamination with blood during orthopaedic procedures.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209120
Title:
Quantification of facial contamination with blood during orthopaedic procedures.
Authors:
Collins, D; Rice, J; Nicholson, P; Barry, K
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedics, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland.
Citation:
J Hosp Infect. 2000 May;45(1):73-5.
Journal:
The Journal of hospital infection
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209120
DOI:
10.1053/jhin.1999.0706
PubMed ID:
10833347
Abstract:
Operative surgery exposes the surgeon to possible blood-borne infections. Risks include pen-etrating injuries and conjunctival contact with infected blood. Visor masks worn during orthopaedic trauma procedures were assessed for blood contamination using computer analysis. This was found to be present on 86% of masks, of which only 15% was recognized by the surgeon intraoperatively. Of the blood splashes 80% were less than 0.6mm in diameter. We conclude that power instrumentation produces a blood particulate mist causing considerable microscopic, facial contamination which is a significant risk to the surgeon.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
*Blood-Borne Pathogens; Humans; *Infection Control; Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional/*prevention & control; *Masks; *Orthopedic Procedures; Prospective Studies
ISSN:
0195-6701 (Print); 0195-6701 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorRice, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNicholson, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBarry, Ken_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:12:48Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:12:48Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:12:48Z-
dc.identifier.citationJ Hosp Infect. 2000 May;45(1):73-5.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0195-6701 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0195-6701 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid10833347en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1053/jhin.1999.0706en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/209120-
dc.description.abstractOperative surgery exposes the surgeon to possible blood-borne infections. Risks include pen-etrating injuries and conjunctival contact with infected blood. Visor masks worn during orthopaedic trauma procedures were assessed for blood contamination using computer analysis. This was found to be present on 86% of masks, of which only 15% was recognized by the surgeon intraoperatively. Of the blood splashes 80% were less than 0.6mm in diameter. We conclude that power instrumentation produces a blood particulate mist causing considerable microscopic, facial contamination which is a significant risk to the surgeon.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Blood-Borne Pathogensen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Infection Controlen_GB
dc.subject.meshInfectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional/*prevention & controlen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Masksen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Orthopedic Proceduresen_GB
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen_GB
dc.titleQuantification of facial contamination with blood during orthopaedic procedures.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Orthopaedics, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalThe Journal of hospital infectionen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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