Hi all! Question for the group:
Our infection control department is trying to impose respiratory isolation in our emergency department from triage. They are wanting every patient presenting with a cough or a history of a cough to wear as mask until in the room and then want the treatment team to wear gown/gloves/mask. This is crazy to me but I need to go into this meeting with data and literature to help my cause. I can't find any great studies so was wondering if you have a policy that you can share with me? If you know of any literature....let me know. If you think this is how it should be, I will understand and go with it.
Thanks so much!
Blank Children's Hospital Emergency Department
Des Moines, IA
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