When MCDPH has determined that a person meets the New York State (NYS) definition of being potentially exposed to rabies, that person will be referred to an urgent care center for post-exposure treatment per the NYS Rabies Post Exposure Prophylaxis Algorithm (Attachment A) and in accordance with all NYS laws.
This study aims to examine the current knowledge, attitude, and practices of HCWs regarding the use of protective strategies against exposure to blood-borne pathogens (standard isolation precautions, double gloving, and post exposure prophylaxis).
The interview schedule contains variables like content items on assessing the knowledge on transmission of HIV, practice of standard precaution and knowledge about post exposure prophylaxis against HIV.
INTRODUCTION: Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a medical response to prevent transmission of pathogens (secondary HIV prevention) after potential occupational exposure and refers to comprehensive management instituted to minimize the risk of infection following potential exposure to blood-borne pathogens like HIV, HBV, and HCV etc.
13.2% HCWs asserted to have a high risk of catching blood born viruses (BBV) (such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B) while caring for patients Only 64% HCWs considered post exposure prophylaxis effective while as many as 16% feel it be ineffective.