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The Case for Standard, Contact and Airborne Precautions for all Healthcare Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic

PPE Personal Protective Equipment Standard Precautions Airborne Precautions COVID19

Cite as:

Christian DiPaola and Matthew DiPaola (2020). The Case for Standard, Contact and Airborne Precautions for all Healthcare Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic. RESEARCHERS.ONE, https://www.researchers.one/article/2020-05-4.

Abstract:

In this paper we review the current personal protective equipment (PPE) recommendations for healthcare workers in the setting of COVID19 pandemic and analyze the framework upon which authorities currently make these recommendations.  We examine multiple uncertainties within the model assumptions and conclude that precaution dictates that we should adopt a more stringent PPE policy for our healthcare workforce even in more routine helthcare settings.