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In 1991, the CDC published recommendations for preventing the transmission of HIV and HBV to patients during exposure-prone invasive procedures (5). They defined exposure-prone procedures as including digital palpation of a needle tip in a body cavity or the simultaneous presence of the HCWs fingers and a needle or other sharp instrument or object in a poorly visualized or highly confined anatomical site and recommended that HCWs infected with HIV or HBV (and HBeAg positive) should not perform such procedures unless they sought counsel from an expert review panel. They also stipulated that infected HCWs who continued to perform exposure-prone procedures notify prospective patients. Mandatory testing of HCWs for BBPs was not recommended. No recommendations to restrict professional activity of HCV-infected HCWs currently exist in the United States (58).

2003 Guidelines for the Prevention of bloodborne pathogen Transmission from health care worker to Patient
Reference: Nosocomial transmission of bloodborne viruses from infected health care workers to patients

Table of Contents HCV Disease Occupational Exposure

1843 -1987 History of Syringes
1920-87 Global Disaster Prediction
1964-1975 Drug Use in Vietnam
1964-1975 Hepatitis C Drug Use in Vietnam Era Vets
1970 Jetgun Nursing Instructions
1970 Military Guidelines Manual for Jetgun use.
1988 A microbiological study
1995 Detection of hepatitis C virus in dental surgeries.
1996 Cardiac Surgeon Risk
1996 Cardiac Surgeon Transmisson
1996 CDC Jetgun Advisory Committee
1996 Open heart surgery
1996 WHO Jetgun Warning
1997 DoD Jetgun Report
1997 WHO Jetgun Statement
1998 CDC Global Disaster OpED
1999 Federal Safety Needle Legislation
1999 OSHA Preambles
1999 Vaccines in the Military- DoD Review of Policy
1999 WHO & CDC Global Injections
2000 CIA Global Infectious Disease Threat
2000 Gynecology Surgical
2000 Origins of HCV Epidemic
2001 Policy Change Surgery
2002 Small Pox Needles & Jet Injectors
2003 Aids Crisis & Dirty Needles
2003 Dangers of EMG Needles
2003 Global Burden Italy
2003 NIH Guidelines
2003 Warning Ignored by Surgeon
2004 Ethnic and cultural determinants & multi risk
2005 FDA Infection Control
2005 Global Burden Egypt
2005 Needleless Connectors Relationship
2005 USA Surgical Tissue Adhesive
2005 VA Surgical Clinics Investigation
2007 Surgical Unit Cheif Dies
2007-2009 Veterans Affairs Reuse Insulin Pens
2008 CDC Infection Control Requirements
2008 HCV Dental Implants Transmission
2008 HCV via contaminated Surfaces
2008 Jet injectors & Bifurcated Needles
2008 Legal Advice for Patients
2008 Multi-Risk Transmission Factors
2008 NV State Investigation UPDATE
2008 USP Policy Change-Multiuse Vials
2008 VA Nevada Exposures
2009 CDC Report- Hemodialysis Unit
2010 HCVcc survives temperatures warrants precautions
2010 Lawsuit Nevada
2011 CDC Infection Checklist
2011- CDC Vaccine Guidelines
2012 CDC Information for Providers
2013 Dried Hepatitis C Blood Exposure
2013 HCV transmitted by biopsy forceps
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