Self-reported impact of respirator use on health care worker ability to perform patient care
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
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AbstractIn a study of 1,152 health care workers surveyed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, most disagreed that respiratory protective equipment use interferes with patient care but reported that it would affect respirator use compliance if it did. A patient's fear reaction variably influenced self-reported health care worker compliance with respirator use. Strategies to improve protective equipment design may remove potential barriers to respirator use and allow better health care worker-patient relationships.
SponsorsCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
Identifier to cite or link to this itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/13396