Fear of HIV infection and impact of training on the attitudes of surgical and emergency nurses toward inpatient HIV testing

Ganczak, Maria and Barss, Peter (2007) Fear of HIV infection and impact of training on the attitudes of surgical and emergency nurses toward inpatient HIV testing. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 28 2: 230-233. doi:10.1086/510804

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Author Ganczak, Maria
Barss, Peter
Title Fear of HIV infection and impact of training on the attitudes of surgical and emergency nurses toward inpatient HIV testing
Journal name Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0899-823X
1559-6834
Publication date 2007-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1086/510804
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 28
Issue 2
Start page 230
End page 233
Total pages 4
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Abstract This study evaluates the association between the degree of fear of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and support for different HIV testing policies. A strong fear of acquiring HIV infection at work was widespread among a sample of 601 Polish surgical and emergency nurses. Most favored inappropriate HIV testing of all surgical patients and inpatients. Previous training about HIV and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and experience caring for HIV‐positive patients had a significant impact on reducing support for testing of all inpatients but not for testing of surgical patients.
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