CDC updates healthcare workers with hepatitis guidelines

OSHA Healthcare Connection, July 10, 2012

The CDC updated the guidelines for how facilities should manage healthcare providers with hepatitis B so as to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to patients.

The goal of “Recommendations for the Management of Hepatitis B Virus–Infected Health-Care Providers and Students,” which appeared in a July 6 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, is to promote patient safety while providing risk management and practice guidance to HBV-infected health-care providers and students, particularly those performing exposure-prone procedures such as certain types of surgery.”

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