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Opportunities to bridge gaps between respiratory protection guidance and practice in US health care

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 February 2019

Barbara I. Braun
Affiliation:
Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
Brette A. Tschurtz
Affiliation:
Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
Hasina Hafiz
Affiliation:
Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
Debra A. Novak
Affiliation:
National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL), National Institute for Occupational Safety Health (NIOSH) (Retired), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Maria C. Montero
Affiliation:
Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Prevention, Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, Dekalb, Illinois
Cynthia M. Alexander
Affiliation:
Respiratory Care, Grady Health System, Atlanta, Georgia
Loretta Litz Fauerbach
Affiliation:
Fauerbach & Associates, Gainesville, Florida
MaryAnn Gruden
Affiliation:
Occupational Health Consultant, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Marcia T. Isakari
Affiliation:
Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California San Diego Health System, San Diego, California
David T. Kuhar
Affiliation:
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
Lisa A. Pompeii
Affiliation:
Center for Epidemiology & Population Health, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Melanie D. Swift
Affiliation:
Division of Preventive, Occupational, and Aerospace Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Lewis J. Radonovich
Affiliation:
National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL), National Institute for Occupational Safety Health (NIOSH), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Corresponding

Abstract

Healthcare organizations are required to provide workers with respiratory protection (RP) to mitigate hazardous airborne inhalation exposures. This study sought to better identify gaps that exist between RP guidance and clinical practice to understand issues that would benefit from additional research or clarification.

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Footnotes

PREVIOUS PRESENTATIONS: The results of this study were presented at the following conferences: (1) The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Spring 2018 Conference on April 19, 2018, in Portland, Oregon; (2) The Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP) 2018 National Conference on September 8, 2018, in Glendale, Arizona; and (3) The International Society for Respiratory Protection (ISRP) 2018 Conference on September 17, 2018, in Denver, Colorado.

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