Controlling infections in waiting rooms

Clinics urged to create safer waiting rooms to help protect against the spread of the influenza virus


While some physicians are turning to telemedicine to diagnose the flu to minimize the spread of the illness, that is not always an option, according to an article on the Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality website.

Clinics are being urged to create safer waiting rooms to help protect against the spread of infection.

Some suggestions include:

• Make hand sanitizer accessible in high-traffic areas

• Offer an antiviral face mask to patients and healthcare workers

• Use germ-killing wipes on high-contact surfaces

Read the article.

 

 



January 20, 2015


Topic Area: Safety


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