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

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/231612
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. sinead.donohue1@hse.ie
Citation:
J Hosp Infect. 2012 Mar;80(3):265-8. Epub 2012 Jan 23.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
The Journal of hospital infection
Issue Date:
2-Jul-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/231612
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
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.
Keywords:
HEPATITIS B; HEPATITIS C
Local subject classification:
DISEASE NOTIFICATIONS; BLOOD BORNE PATHOGENS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDonohue, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorThornton, Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorKelleher, Ken_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-02T09:16:51Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-02T09:16:51Z-
dc.date.issued2012-07-02-
dc.identifier.citationJ Hosp Infect. 2012 Mar;80(3):265-8. Epub 2012 Jan 23.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/231612-
dc.descriptionA 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.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren_GB
dc.subjectHEPATITIS Ben_GB
dc.subjectHEPATITIS Cen_GB
dc.subject.otherDISEASE NOTIFICATIONSen_GB
dc.subject.otherBLOOD BORNE PATHOGENSen_GB
dc.titleBlood-borne virus transmission in healthcare settings in Ireland: review of patient notification exercises 1997-2011en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Service Executive, Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Dublin, Ireland. sinead.donohue1@hse.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalThe Journal of hospital infectionen_GB
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