Identificazione e controllo dei lavoratori rischiosi per gli altri nelle attività sanitarie

Translated title of the contribution: Identification and control of hazardous workers for others in health care

N. Magnavita, G. De Lorenzo, A. Fileni, G. Magnavita, F. Mammi, E. Marchi, D. Mazzullo, F. Monami, S. Monami, V. Puro, G. Ricciardi, A. Sacco, S. Squarcione

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BACKGROUND: Working in health care increases the probability that an impaired worker be hazardous for third persons. METHODS: A literature review concerning identification, intervention, and treatment of hazardous health care workers is here reported. RESULTS: Published reports of health care worker-to-patient transmission of bloodborne infections, and papers concerning the so-called "impaired physician", have been reviewed. DISCUSSION: According to European directives on workers' health and safety, the occupational health physician charged of medical surveillance of hospital workers is often mandated to manage impaired professionals. CONCLUSIONS: Strategies for early identification, treatment and rehabilitation of impaired physicians are reviewed and suggestions for preventive action are given.

Translated title of the contributionIdentification and control of hazardous workers for others in health care
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)174-175
Number of pages2
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Rehabilitation


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