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Am J Infect Control. 2012 Apr;40(3):263-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2011.03.019. Epub 2011 Jul 23.

Health care worker opinions on use of isolation precautions in long-term care facilities.

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University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Abstract

To address controversies surrounding contact isolation precautions in skilled nursing facilities (SNF), we surveyed 356 nurses and nurses' aides from 7 SNFs on their opinions regarding benefits and harms of contact isolation precautions. Whereas a majority of health care workers believed that contact isolation reduces transmission of antibiotic-resistant organisms, they were also concerned about potentially harmful consequences to the SNF residents including depression and isolation.

PMID:
21784557
PMCID:
PMC3526888
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajic.2011.03.019
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