Chapter 18. Infections in Healthcare Workers

  1. Mark Loeb BSc, MD, MSc, FRCPC Professor4,5,
  2. Fiona Smaill MB, ChB, FRCPC Department Chair Professor of Pathology4 and
  3. Marek Smieja MD, DIP, MSc, PhD, FRCPC Associate Professor4,6
  1. Gregory Rose MD1 and
  2. Virginia R. Roth MD Director Associate Professor of Medicine2,3

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301601.ch18

Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition

How to Cite

Rose, G. and Roth, V. R. (2009) Infections in Healthcare Workers, in Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition (eds M. Loeb, F. Smaill and M. Smieja), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301601.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  2. 5

    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  3. 6

    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Infectious Prevention and Control Program, Division of Infectious Diseases, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, Canada

  2. 2

    Infectious Prevention and Control Program, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, Canada

  3. 3

    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170260

Online ISBN: 9781444301601

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Keywords:

  • infections in healthcare workers (HCWs);
  • HIV - infection and risk assessment;
  • occupational bloodborne pathogen exposures;
  • effect of postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) on HIV transmission;
  • risk factors for HIV seroconversion after percutaneous exposure;
  • rapid HIV testing of source - reducing unnecessary use of PEP;
  • healthcare workers - at risk of occupational exposure to hepatitis B virus (HBV);
  • Varicella zoster virus (VZV) in causing chickenpox or varicella zoster;
  • influenza-like illness - influenza epidemics and pandemics, remarkable societal impact;
  • institutional measures to control ILI – the SARS experience

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Occupational bloodborne pathogen exposures

  • Varicella zoster virus infections

  • Influenza-like illness

  • Prevention of other infections in healthcare workers

  • References