In this installment of HEADS UP: Real News About Drugs and Your Body, we give students the facts about the connection between teen drug abuse and blood-borne
"There was no difference in the ICU length of stay, incidence of blood-borne
infections, and renal dysfunction between patients managed without allogeneic blood transfusions and those [who were] transfused," Raed Alalawi, M.D., reported at the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians.
With many labs bearing bio-hazardous and chemical risks, occupational safety experts respond with little argument that pertinent preemptive measures need to be taken to prevent health infections from blood-borne
pathogens, injuries from dangerous chemicals, and even lab fatalities.
This produci meets CDC, OSHA, and NCCLS standards for addressing blood-borne
pathogen contamination, Bleach (sodium hypochlorite) is used in the Bleach-Wipe towelettes because it is effective against TB, HIV-1, and hepatitis B.
These essays also include procedures and personal precautions against infectious diseases and blood-borne
pathogens needed to protect and preserve the health of public safety personnel, resulting in the most effective and complete service to their communities.
The Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act (NSPA), which mandated changes to OSHA's blood-borne
pathogens standard, requires employers to consider safer needle devices as they become available, to involve employees in the choice of devices, and to maintain a log of sharps-related injuries.
Dr Dan Killalea, consultant in communicative disease control for Dudley Health Authority, said the teenager contracted a blood-borne
infection due to the meningococcus bacteria and died the next day.
Legislation enacted in November revised the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's standard on blood-borne
pathogens to require health care facilities to evaluate and make use of safer medical devices.
Intercept Blood Systems are based on Cerus' proprietary Helinx technology, which has been developed to inactivate blood-borne
pathogens while leaving the therapeutic properties of the blood component intact.
Coutellier, during staff training, taught Malaysian counselors universal pre cautions against blood-borne
Since the 1920s, health authorities employed needles in mass campaigns against schistosomiasis, a common illness caused by a blood-borne
"Mosquitoes are quite common in Ireland but they are not known in this country to carry blood-borne