Barriers to the use of face protection for standard precautions by health care providers.
Am J Infect Control. 2014 Dec 13;
Authors: Kinlay J, Flaherty K, Scanlon P, Mehrotra P, Potter-Bynoe G, Sandora TJ
Health care providers sometimes choose not to use face protection even when indicated as part of standard precautions. We performed a survey of pediatric health care providers to determine barriers to the routine use of face protection. Lack of availability at the point of care and a perceived lack of need were the most commonly cited issues. Continuing education is needed regarding situations in which face protection is indicated for standard precautions.
PMID: 25516218 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]