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The risk of tuberculosis infection in the hospital environment

Os riscos de contágio em tuberculose no ambiente hospitalar
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Couto, Ingrid Ramos Reis; Andrade, Marilda; Flach, Diana Mary Araújo de Melo; Couto, Ivo Batista Reis

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Abstract Objectives: To identify the literature available evidence on the occurrence of pulmonary tuberculosis among nurses and TB control mechanisms existing in the hospital. Method: Integrative review of the databases LILACS and MEDLINE database thesis, USP, from 2000 to 2010. Results: The professionals most developed tuberculosis disease in the workplace were cited in 14 nurses (82.4%) cited medicine and in 03 (17.6%) of the articles analyzed in relation to other health professionals. Conclusion: It is extremely important to implement biosecurity measures in hospitals, and research of pulmonary tuberculosis infection in health professionals.
Keywords contagious disease; nursing; nursing staff; epidemiology; risk; health; hospital; quality assurance
Classification Medicine, Social Medicine
Free Keywords Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Document language Portugese
Publication Year 2013
Page/Pages p. 3472-3477
Journal Revista de Pesquisa: Cuidado é Fundamental Online, 5 (2013) 1
ISSN 2175-5361
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Free Digital Peer Publishing Licence