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The Compliance of Healthcare Workers with Universal Precautions in the Emergency Room at the University Hospital of the West Indies

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.044
Pages: 
217–25
Synopsis: 
Due to the nature of interventions that unstable patients require, emergency room healthcare providers are at risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens. This study assessed compliance with universal precautions among healthcare workers in the emergency room.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: The study assessed compliance among health workers in the Emergency Room at the University Hospital of the West Indies with universal precautions. This was done by determining the knowledge, practices and perceptions of staff of universal precautions and by assessing compliance. Reported adherence with universal precautions was compared with observed practice.

Accepted: 
24 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 11 Jun, 2014
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