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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.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.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Primary Care and Community Healthen_US
dc.subjectfrontline health care staffen_US
dc.subjectpersonal protective equipment (PPE)en_US
dc.titleGuidelines for Frontline Health Care Staff Safety for COVID-19en_US

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