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Nurs Clin North Am. 2010 Jun;45(2):219-31. doi: 10.1016/j.cnur.2010.02.011.

Implementing basic infection control practices in disaster situations.

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Perioperative Clinical Nurse Specialist Program, Graduate School of Nursing, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Graduate School of Nursing, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA. Elizabeth.vane@usuhs.mil

Abstract

Infections, troublesome in even optimal health care environments, can be a source of serious and persistent concern for local populations and health care workers during a disaster, and in austere environments such as those found in Iraq and Afghanistan. For these scenarios, it is vital to have standard infection control practices in place and to have them used consistently. Only then will healthcare workers be able to contain the potential spread of disease and improve conditions for those affected.

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20510706
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10.1016/j.cnur.2010.02.011
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