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Infection control lessons that we have learned so far

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Infection control lessons that we have learned so far

"We are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s already very clear that the infection prevention community in the U.S. has never faced such an enormous challenge. We…
July 17, 2020

Infection control lessons that we have learned so far

“We are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s already very clear that the infection prevention community in the U.S. has never faced such an enormous challenge. We have learned many things that will make us better prepared for the long term.

We are far too reliant on single-use disposable products. Having a large supply of cloth surgical gowns and isolation gowns that can be laundered is essential. I’ll comment on disposable face masks below. Less reliance on disposables will also be better for the environment.”

Michael Edmond is an infectious disease physician who blogs at Controversies in Hospital Infection Prevention.

He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, “Infection preventionists are true heroes, and other things we’ve learned so far.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/03/infection-preventionists-are-true-heroes-and-other-things-weve-learned-so-far.html)

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