Occupational Biohazards Affecting Clinical Engineers & BMETs Part V: Skin and Urogenital Diseases

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BMETs and clinical engineers must be aware of the biological hazards they face in the hospital so they can take precautions to avoid work-related illnesses. A need for educational material on the subject prompted this series of papers examining various biohazards. This paper, the last in the series, reviews a variety of common diseases of the skin and urogenital systems. Common pathogens, their routes of transmission, isolation precautions, and infection control techniques are discussed. The precautions cited are not intended to constitute a full infection control program. Persons interested in further information are advised to contact the infection control officer at their facility, or the Centers for Disease Control.

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