Perceptions that influence occupational exposure reporting

Osborne, Sonya ORCID: (2003) Perceptions that influence occupational exposure reporting. AORN Journal, 78 (2). pp. 262-272. ISSN 0001-2092


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. AORN J 78 (August 2003) 262–272.

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Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2021 04:57
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2021 02:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: health care workers; occupational exposure
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4205 Nursing > 420501 Acute care
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