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The Feasibility of an Infection Control “Safe Zone” in a Spinal Cord Injury Unit

  • Keshonna Lones (a1), Swetha Ramanathan (a1), Margaret Fitzpatrick (a1) (a2), Jennifer N. Hill (a1), Marylou Guihan (a1) (a3), Michael S. A. Richardson (a4) and Charlesnika T. Evans (a1) (a5)...

Abstract

We report on healthcare worker use of a safe zone (outside a 3-foot perimeter around the patient’s bed) and personal protective equipment in 2 inpatient spinal cord injury/disorder units. Workers remained within the safe zone during 22% of observations but were less compliant with personal protective equipment inside the zone.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;37:714–716

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Address correspondence to Charlesnika T. Evans, PhD, MPH, Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, 5000 S. 5th Ave (151H), Bldg 1, Rm D302, Hines, IL 60141 (Charlesnika.evans@va.gov).

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The Feasibility of an Infection Control “Safe Zone” in a Spinal Cord Injury Unit

  • Keshonna Lones (a1), Swetha Ramanathan (a1), Margaret Fitzpatrick (a1) (a2), Jennifer N. Hill (a1), Marylou Guihan (a1) (a3), Michael S. A. Richardson (a4) and Charlesnika T. Evans (a1) (a5)...

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