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Special Report - Bloodborne Infection

When asthma escalates to an emergency

In asthma, airway inflammation leads to airway obstruction, which may be chronic or arise as an acute symptom exacerbation. Asthma signs and symptoms range from mild to severe and may proceed to life-threatening complications,...

Bloodborne infection from sharps and mucocutaneous exposure: A continuing problem

Know the risk factors, risk-reduction strategies, and actions to take after injury.

Taking action to prevent bloodborne infections

ANA President Daley tells why she feels passionate about protecting healthcare workers from exposure to bloodborne diseases.

This Special Report has been funded by BD Medical

Please click the PDF icon above to download a PDF of this Special Report. This special report was funded by BD Medical. Content of this special report was developed independently of the sponsor and...

Additional resources on bloodborne infection

Additional resources on bloodborne infection After you’ve read this special report, you might want to obtain additional information about bloodborne infections by accessing the online resources below. Bloodborne Infectious Diseases: HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/bbp/emergnedl.html This...

Spotlight on safety: Preventing pathogen exposure on the job

Our Editor-in-Chief introduces the topic of nurses’ risk of exposure to pathogens in patients’ blood and body fluids.

Visits to ED for dental problems increase

According to a Pew Center report ED visits for dental problems increased 16% from 2006 to 2009. Read more.