Infectious diseases are one of the greatest risks for healthcare workers and consequently healthcare workers should take steps to mitigate these risks through the use of good PPE, barrier control, and hand washing. This is particularly important for paramedics, who often attend patients who have an infectious disease, but are not yet aware of it themselves.
The following is a list of infectious diseases that affect healthcare workers and risk of this infection should be managed by healthcare workers:
2. Hepatitis C
3. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
5. Multidrug-Resistant Organisms
6. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)