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Stress of occupational exposure to blood or body fluids: managing the response.


Medsurg Nurs. 1993 Feb;2(1):49-56. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

Education and universal precautions alone may be insufficient to ameliorate the potential crisis situation brought about by fear of occupational exposure to blood or body fluids. The authors discuss typical initial reactions to exposure and propose specific steps to be taken in this initial period prior to the introduction of medical exam and counseling.

Adult American Nurses' Association Counseling Female *Health Personnel Human HIV Infections/*PREVENTION & CONTROL/TRANSMISSION Male Needlestick Injuries/COMPLICATIONS *Occupational Exposure Occupational Health Services Practice Guidelines United States JOURNAL ARTICLE


Information in this article was accurate in October 30, 1993. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.