Indagine conoscitiva sulla percezione del problema sincope in relazione al rischio lavorativo nella pratica clinica: Ruolo della formazione e dell'approccio multidisciplinare

Translated title of the contribution: Syncope and occupational risk survey: The role of continuing education and multidisciplinary approach

F. Barbic, L. Angaroni, M. Orlandi, G. Costantino, F. Dipaola, D. Borleri, R. Borchini, F. D'Adda, F. Perego, M. Borella, A. Galli, M. Solbiati, G. Casazza, R. Furlan, P. Seghizzi

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Abstract

Syncope is a common disorder characterized most of the times by a positive clinical outcome. However, it may turn to a life threatening event even for working colleagues and third party when occurring during an high risk job. We have recently found that, out of 670 patients admitted to the Emergency Department (ED) for syncope, about 50% were potential workers, being their age between 18 and 65 years. Also, we found that in this group of patients syncope recurrence was as high as 11% at 6 months. It is unknown how physicians address the problem of the occupational risk in patients suffering from syncope and how occupational aspects are taken into account in the clinical judgment before work readmission. One hundred eighty five doctors (149 occupational physicians, OP), participating in a work-shop on syncope, were asked to fulfill a questionnaire about their clinical experience and their attention to the occupational aspects in patients after syncope. Despite long lasting clinical experience, 41% of OP did not

Translated title of the contributionSyncope and occupational risk survey: The role of continuing education and multidisciplinary approach
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)306-309
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Volume33
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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