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P307: Accidents involving exposure to biological material, post-accident conducts and immunization coverage between manicures/pedicures in Brazil

Authors
Journal
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
2047-2994
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
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DOI: 10.1186/2047-2994-2-s1-p307
Keywords
  • Poster Presentation
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Education
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine

Abstract

P307: Accidents involving exposure to biological material, post-accident conducts and immunization coverage between manicures/pedicures in Brazil POSTER PRESENTATION Open Access P307: Accidents involving exposure to biological material, post-accident conducts and immunization coverage between manicures/pedicures in Brazil JL Garbaccio, AC Oliveira, AO de Paula* From 2nd International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC 2013) Geneva, Switzerland. 25-28 June 2013 Introduction The literature indicates that outbreaks of viral hepatitis B may occur with the contaminated materials from manicure and pedicure. In Brazil, there is an important concern due to the habit of removing the nail cuticles that causes bleeding. Objectives This study aimed to identify the occurrence of accidents involving exposure to biological material, immediate actions after accidents and vaccination coverage in these professionals. Methods A Survey was run with a random sample of 200 profes- sionals, older than 18, covering 200 beauty salons in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. A questionnaire was used (Jul/12-Jan/ 13) to obtain information of demographics, accidents involving exposure to biological material, immediate actions after accidents and vaccination coverage of these professionals. The results were analyzed by the software SPSS. The Ethics Committee of the Federal University approved the study. Results All professionals interviewed were women, the average age was 30, have 10 years of experience (11%), work an aver- age of 8 hours per day (57%), employed less than a year in that salon (34%). About education 55% had completed high school, 54% had done some training course in the field, yet 38% became manicure/pedicure by their own initiative. Moreover 76% hadn’t got instruction about bio- safety. Among the 200 participants, 66% reported having experienced accidents with needlestick material working. There was no statistical association (p>0.05) between demographic profile and accidents, e

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