miércoles, 13 de noviembre de 2019

#BOOK: Preventing Transmission of Pandemic Influenza and Other Viral Respiratory Diseases

200 pages | 6 x 9
Paperback: 978-0-309-16254-8
Ebook: 978-0-309-21429-2
In 2008, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published the report Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic: Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers. At the time of that report, the major influenza-related concern was avian influenza (H5N1). As novel H1N1 influenza A became a reality in 2009, the many unknowns about the virulence, spread, and nature of the virus raised to the forefront issues regarding personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare personnel. A major issue was the nature of respiratory protection required because much remains to be learned about the mechanisms of influenza transmission. This report comes at a time when controversies continue on issues related to PPE for healthcare personnel, while at the same time, new horizons in PPE research and attention to PPE innovations offer promise of improvements in healthcare worker safety. Keeping the research momentum going is critical, because between pandemics the focus of research efforts often moves to other issues and the nation remains underprepared.

  1. Introduction
  2. Understanding the Risk to Healthcare Personnel
  3. Designing and Engineering Effective PPE
  4. Using PPE: Individual and Organizational Issues
  5. Policy Research and Implementation: Healthcare Systems, Standards, and Certification

Institute of Medicine. 2011. Preventing Transmission of Pandemic Influenza and Other Viral Respiratory Diseases: Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Personnel: Update 2010. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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