To reduce the risk of infectious disease spread during pediatric office visits, proper hand hygiene and isolation precautions are key, according to an article on the Healio website.
Research suggests that infection prevention and control should start at the time an ambulatory visit is scheduled and is important in every patient encounter.
Pediatric practices were also urged to have protocols in place on how often toys, books and computers in the waiting area or examinations rooms are cleaned.
Researchers specifically recommended against having stuffed animals in the common areas as they are difficult to clean.
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