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Ebola-specific guidance on properly donning and removing personal protective equipment

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tightening previous infection control guidance for healthcare workers caring for patients with Ebola, to ensure there is no ambiguity. The guidance focuses on specific personal protective equipment (PPE) health care workers should use and offers detailed step by step instructions for how to put the equipment…

Step Two: Post signs in languages appropriate to the population served with instructions to patients and their accompanying family and friends.

Establishing Standard Infection Control Precautions

Visits to ambulatory care settings such as primary care offices account for the most patient encounters in any healthcare setting. Infection control challenges specific to outpatient settings include the high number of patients who remain in common waiting areas for long periods, limited cleaning opportunities, delays in recognizing infectious patients, and overlap between immunocompromised and…

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