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dc.contributor.authorBaker, Terrance L.
dc.contributor.authorGreiner, Jack V.
dc.contributor.authorMaxwell-Schmidt, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorLamothe, P. Henri
dc.contributor.authorVesonder, Modesta
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-24T13:54:50Z
dc.date.available2020-07-24T13:54:50Z
dc.date.issued2020-07-13
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/13394
dc.description.abstractThis document establishes safety guidelines for physicians, nurses, and allied health care and facility staff who may be exposed to patients infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in a health care facility. SARS-CoV-2 infection is highly contagious and places health care workers at risk for infection resulting in coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Physicians, nurses, and allied health care and facility staff in all frontline environments must be provided and utilize necessary personal protective equipment (PPE). It is important that health care staff adopt a universal set of guidelines in which to conduct themselves in order to minimize infection with the SARS-CoV-2 contagion. The establishment of these guidelines is necessary in this viral pandemic since such directives can create a standard of safety that is universally accepted. These guidelines establish a framework to provide consistency among health care facilities and staff from the time the staff member arrives at the health care facility until they return home. These guidelines provide a practical description of the minimum necessary protection for physicians, nurses, and allied health care and facility staff against SARS-CoV-2 infection. © The Author(s) 2020.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1177/2150132720938046en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Primary Care and Community Healthen_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subjectcoronavirusen_US
dc.subjectCOVID-19en_US
dc.subjectfrontline health care staffen_US
dc.subjectpandemicen_US
dc.subjectpersonal protective equipment (PPE)en_US
dc.subjectSARS-CoV-2en_US
dc.titleGuidelines for Frontline Health Care Staff Safety for COVID-19en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/2150132720938046
dc.source.volume11
dc.source.beginpage215013272093804


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