Droplet precautions on site instead of single room isolation for respiratory tract infections.

Sommerstein, Rami; Castro Lopes Azevedo, Tiago; Gfeller-Aerschmann, Christina; Hobi, Fabienne; Egger, Martin; Marschall, Jonas (2019). Droplet precautions on site instead of single room isolation for respiratory tract infections. Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 40(8), pp. 939-942. Cambridge University Press 10.1017/ice.2019.142

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We introduced a pragmatic concept of on site droplet precautions instead of single room isolation for rural hospitals in a tiered network. A survey among healthcare workers revealed that this approach was considered comprehensive, safe, and acceptable. This concept could be an alternative for hospitals with few single rooms available for isolation.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Infectiology

UniBE Contributor:

Sommerstein, Rami; Castro Lopes Azevedo, Tiago; Gfeller-Aerschmann, Christina; Hobi, Fabienne and Marschall, Jonas

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0899-823X

Publisher:

Cambridge University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Annelies Luginbühl

Date Deposited:

13 Aug 2019 11:54

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 01:28

Publisher DOI:

10.1017/ice.2019.142

PubMed ID:

31169479

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.131365

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/131365

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