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Challenges and potential solutions for patient safety in an infectious-agent-isolation environment: a study of 484 COVID-19-related event reports across 94 hospitals

Taylor MA, Reynolds CM, Jones R. Challenges and potential solutions for patient safety in an infectious-agent-isolation environment: a study of 484 COVID-19-related event reports across 94 hospitals. Patient Safety. 2021;3(2):45-62. doi: 10.33940/infection/2021.6.4

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September 1, 2021
Taylor M, Reynolds C, Jones RM. Patient Safety. 2021;3(2):45-62.

Isolation for infection prevention and control – albeit necessary – may result in unintended consequences and adverse events. Drawing from data submitted to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS), researchers explored safety events that impacted COVID-19-positive or rule-out status patients in insolation. The most common safety events included pressure injuries or other skin integrity events, falls, and medication-related events.

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Taylor MA, Reynolds CM, Jones R. Challenges and potential solutions for patient safety in an infectious-agent-isolation environment: a study of 484 COVID-19-related event reports across 94 hospitals. Patient Safety. 2021;3(2):45-62. doi: 10.33940/infection/2021.6.4