Precaution the key to pandemic protection in emergency departments

Collier, Roger
November 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/24/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 11, pE261
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the precautions which should be taken by health care workers for pandemic protection in emergency departments. A position paper was released by the Quebec Association of Emergency which contains position statements regarding individual staff protection and engineering controls. Some of the positions stated in the paper include, wearing of a mask during aerosol-generating procedures if a patient has a strong cough and usage of postexposure prophylaxis.


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