HARVEY J. COHEN, M.D.; WILFRED MINKIN, M.D.
COHEN HJ, MINKIN W. Transmission of Infection During Training for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Ann Intern Med. 1985;102:136-137. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-1-136_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(1):136-137.
To the editor: It has been estimated that there are 800 000 persons in the United States who are chronic carriers of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) (1). This antigen has been found in saliva. In guidelines published in 1984 (2) the National Research Council recommended that a person known to be seropositive to HBsAg should not participate in training for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The Council further suggested that students be assigned in pairs and each pair have contact with only one manikin. As an additional means of reducing the change of spread of disease, it was recommended that the second
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