Perceptions that influence occupational exposure reporting

Osborne, Sonya (2003) Perceptions that influence occupational exposure reporting. AORN Journal, 78(2), pp. 262-272.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 66696
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: occupational exposure reporting, operating room nurse, health belief model
ISSN: 0001-2092
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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