Healthcare workers' attitudes and compliance with universal precautions: gender, occupation, and specialty differences.

D. B. Jeffe, S. Mutha, P. B. L'Ecuyer, L. E. Kim, R. B. Singal, B. A. Evanoff, V. J. Fraser

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Abstract

We describe variations in healthcare workers' attitudes toward double gloving and reporting needlesticks, and in their readiness to comply with double gloving and hepatitis B vaccine. Differences related to occupation, specialty, and gender have implications for the need to tailor interventions for specific groups of healthcare workers to improve compliance with Universal Precautions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)710-712
Number of pages3
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America
Volume18
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1997

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