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Universal protection: operationalizing infection prevention guidance in the COVID-19 era.

Sands K, Blanchard J, Grubbs K, et al. Universal protection: operationalizing infection prevention guidance in the COVID-19 era. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2021;47(5):327-332. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2021.01.007.

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May 12, 2021
Sands K, Blanchard J, Grubbs K, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2021;47(5):327-332.

This article describes the development of the Universal Protection Framework, which builds upon traditional infection prevention practices and consists of four domains (infection prevention, access control, distancing, and patient flow) supported by communication and education. The framework was implemented in one large health system with high levels of compliance, particularly for handling of personal protective equipment (PPE), cohorting of COVID-19 patients, facility access controls and employee exposure monitoring.

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Sands K, Blanchard J, Grubbs K, et al. Universal protection: operationalizing infection prevention guidance in the COVID-19 era. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2021;47(5):327-332. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2021.01.007.

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