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ISSN:2394-3661 | Crossref DOI | SJIF: 5.138 | PIF: 3.854

International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

(An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Online and Print Journal)

Epidemiological surveillance system of an hospital biohazard level III Cartagena, Colombia

( Volume 5 Issue 2,February 2018 ) OPEN ACCESS

Alfredo Luis Guzman Marrugo, Elias Bedoya Marrugo, Ibeth Marrugo de Guzman


The purpose of this text is describe the general health condition of a lending organization of health services for the epidemiological surveillance system for biohazards that allows control and monitor the working conditions of health care personnel exposed to risks of biological type in an institution providing health services third level of complexity. The study applied was mixed approach and developed with 130 workers belonging to different areas with more exposure to biohazards among which stand: surgery, hospitalization, clinical and laboratory priority. He was executed in the city of Cartagena during the first half of 2017. This was achieved by inspecting areas of the company and the comprehensive diagnosis of health conditions and work according to norm GTC 045 version 2008 and Decree 351 2014 on biological risk management, manual management of hospital waste ministry of environment and social protection in 2002. the aforementioned care processes were characterized and risks of these were assessed stating that the process of surgery is the most capable of generating accidents involving biological risks, ending these with the development of an action plan consisting of inspections training to exposed personnel training, and also concluded that it is necessary eliminate sharps and sharps in rigid containers biosafety and practice of recapping needles is the chief cause of accidents work of biological origin found in the institution.

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