Perceptions that influence occupational exposure reporting
Osborne, Sonya (2003) Perceptions that influence occupational exposure reporting. AORN Journal, 78(2), pp. 262-272.
Statistics on health care workers' occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens underestimate the true extent of the problem because of a tendency for underreporting. A descriptive correlational design was used to investigate compliance with standard precautions and occupational exposure reporting practices among perioperative nurses in Australia. The study found that although intention to report both percutaneous and mucocutaneous exposures was relatively high, mean compliance rates for actually reporting exposures incurred were considerably lower. The perception of barriers to reporting significantly influenced compliance.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||occupational exposure reporting, operating room nurse, health belief model|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
|Deposited On:||29 Jan 2014 00:54|
|Last Modified:||29 Jan 2014 00:54|
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