Prevention in the workplace and training of personnel: New methodological approaches

Cristina Arrigoni, D. Miazza, M. T. Gerra, G. Pelissero

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In Italy since 15 years huge investments in term of human, material and economical resources have been allocated to prevention. However epidemiological data show unsatisfactory results. It's necessary and urgent to modify the general learning of prevention in order to increase all the actors involved in social and productive system. The aim of our project is to improve competencies and knowledge concerning hygiene in the workplace and prevention of nursing personnel, using cooperative-learning model, concerning the ways of transmission of infectious diseases, so that they will be able to develop their activities and being motivated in the adoption of safety proceedings. The results indicate, in all the participants groups, an improvement of their skills and knowledge about the correct behavioural procedures to limit biological hazards for themselves and for their patients. We observed increased motivation and awareness, a greater ability to take action when they see the adoption of inadequate or incorrect procedures by colleagues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-19
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012


  • Learning training
  • Nurse staff
  • Prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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