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Utility of a Novel Reflective Marker Visualized by Flash Photography for Assessment of Personnel Contamination During Removal of Personal Protective Equipment

  • Myreen E. Tomas (a1), Jennifer L. Cadnum (a2), Thriveen S.C. Mana (a2), Annette L. Jencson (a3), Sreelatha Koganti (a3), Heba Alhmidi (a3), Sirisha Kundrapu (a2), Venkata C.K. Sunkesula (a2) and Curtis J. Donskey (a1) (a2)...

Abstract

In an experimental study, the frequency of contamination of healthcare personnel during removal of contaminated personal protective equipment (PPE) was similar for bacteriophage MS2 and a novel reflective marker visualized using flash photography. The reflective marker could be a useful tool to visualize and document personnel contamination during PPE removal.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;37:711–713

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Address correspondence to Curtis J. Donskey, MD, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (curtisd123@yahoo.com).

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Utility of a Novel Reflective Marker Visualized by Flash Photography for Assessment of Personnel Contamination During Removal of Personal Protective Equipment

  • Myreen E. Tomas (a1), Jennifer L. Cadnum (a2), Thriveen S.C. Mana (a2), Annette L. Jencson (a3), Sreelatha Koganti (a3), Heba Alhmidi (a3), Sirisha Kundrapu (a2), Venkata C.K. Sunkesula (a2) and Curtis J. Donskey (a1) (a2)...

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