PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.30, no.4, pp.703-707, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Critically ill, Emergency department, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, HUMAN-IMMUNODEFICIENCY-VIRUS, HEALTH-CARE WORKERS, NEEDLESTICK INJURIES, BLOOD-DONORS, INFECTIONS, PREVALENCE, RISK
Objective: Emergency medicine staff is working at risk of blood-borne infections during their daily practice every time. The risk of transmission is higher when dealing with critically ill patients. Our objective was to find out the prevalence of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV, in critically ill red-coded emergency department patients.