TITLE

Exposure to blood or other body fluids

PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
International Travel & Health 2007;2007, p168
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Chapter 8 of the book "International Travel and Health 2007" is presented. It deals with the potential risk of acute or delayed complications and transfusions-transmitted infections that can be experienced by travelers. It cites situations wherein travelers will need a blood transfusion, such as traffic accident and emergency surgery. The necessary precautions for preventing blood transfusions are cited. Also discussed are how accidental exposure to blood or other body fluids can occur, as well as the first-aid care of exposure to blood-borne pathogens.
ACCESSION #
31446934

 

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