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

Keshonna Lones, Swetha Ramanathan, Margaret Fitzpatrick, Jennifer N. Hill, Marylou Guihan, Michael S.A. Richardson, Charlesnika T. Evans*

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)714-716
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume37
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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