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Healthcare Workers' Attitudes and Compliance With Universal Precautions Gender, Occupation, and Specialty Differences

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015


We describe variations in healthcare workers' attitudes toward double gloving and reporting needlesticks, and in their readiness to comply with double gloving and hepatitis B vaccine. Differences related to occupation, specialty, and gender have implications for the need to tailor interventions for specific groups of healthcare workers to improve compliance with Universal Precautions.

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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 1997

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