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Identification and characterization of failures in infectious agent transmission precaution practices in hospitals: a qualitative study.

Krein SL, Mayer J, Harrod M, et al. Identification and Characterization of Failures in Infectious Agent Transmission Precaution Practices in Hospitals: A Qualitative Study. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(8)(8):1016-1057. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.1898.

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June 20, 2018
Krein SL, Mayer J, Harrod M, et al. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(8):1016-1057.

Infection control precautions including use of personal protective equipment (PPE) are critical for preventing transmission of infections within health care settings. This direct observation study observed frequent failures in use of PPE, including entering rooms without using PPE at all, PPE process mistakes, and slips in properly executing PPE use. The authors suggest that given the wide range of failures, a variety of strategies are needed to improve use of PPE.

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Krein SL, Mayer J, Harrod M, et al. Identification and Characterization of Failures in Infectious Agent Transmission Precaution Practices in Hospitals: A Qualitative Study. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(8)(8):1016-1057. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.1898.