Preventing Transmission of Pandemic Influenza and Other Viral Respiratory Diseases: Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Personnel: Update 2010

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In 2009, the H1N1 influenza pandemic brought to the forefront the many unknowns about the virulence, spread, and nature of the virus, as well as questions regarding personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare personnel. In this book, the Institute of Medicine assesses the progress of PPE research and identifies future directions for PPE for healthcare personnel.

 

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Contents

Summary
1
1 Introduction
15
2 Understanding the Risk to Healthcare Personnel
29
3 Designing and Engineering Effective PPE
71
Individual and Organizational Issues
113
Healthcare Systems Standards and Certification
133
Workshop Agenda
157
Participants List
163
Studies of the Clinical Effectiveness of Personal Protective Equipment During Outbreaks of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and Respiratory Syn...
173
Examples of Relevant Voluntary Consensus Standards
177
Committee Biographies
179
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