Medical graduates' knowledge of bloodborne viruses and occupational exposures

Nicole Koehler, Olga Vera Vujovic, Claire Dendle, Christine Catherine McMenamin

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A survey of medical graduates commencing employment as junior doctors was performed to investigate knowledge of bloodborne viruses and occupational exposure management, coupled with their experience of occupational exposures. There was a mismatch between general knowledge (excellent) and knowledge of postexposure management (poor), and graduates had commonly experienced an occupational exposure and not reported it. The knowledge deficit regarding postexposure management and history of poor practice (ie, nonreporting) following an exposure implies that the transition period from student to junior doctor may be associated with increased occupational health and safety risk.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203 - 205
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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