Blood borne viruses: avoiding transmission from healthcare workers

Advice for incident managment teams, assessing risk of transmission of blood borne viruses from infected healthcare workers to patients.

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This guidance is no longer in use. For current guidance see Bloodborne viruses (BBVs) in healthcare workers: health clearance and management.



This guidance provides practical advice on assessing the risk of iatrogenic transmission from healthcare workers diagnosed with bloodborne viruses (BBVs) to patients.

Published 19 February 2012