Respiratory protection for healthcare workers in the workplace against novel H1N1 influenza A: A letter report

Committee on Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers in the Workplace Against Novel H1N1 Influenza A, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine

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Abstract

In the event that the H1N1 virus creates a surge of patients during the upcoming flu season, it will be critical to protect health care workers from infection, given their central role in treating sick people and lessening the pandemic's overall impact. This new report from the Institute of Medicine recommends strategies for health care organizations and employees to prepare for the H1N1 virus. These recommendations include wearing fitted N95 respirators to guard against respiratory infection by the virus, and establishing policies for innovative triage processes, handwashing, disinfection, and more. The report also calls for a boost in research to answer questions about how the flu viruses can be spread, and to design and develop better protective equipment that would enhance workers' comfort, safety, and ability to do their jobs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherNational Academies Press
Number of pages60
ISBN (Print)9780309144278
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 3 2009

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H1N1 Subtype Influenza A Virus
Workplace
Human Influenza
Viruses
Delivery of Health Care
Hand Disinfection
National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.) Health and Medicine Division
Triage
Disinfection
Pandemics
Mechanical Ventilators
Respiratory Tract Infections
Organizations
Safety
Equipment and Supplies
Infection
Research

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  • Medicine(all)

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Committee on Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers in the Workplace Against Novel H1N1 Influenza A, Board on Health Sciences Policy, & Institute of Medicine (2009). Respiratory protection for healthcare workers in the workplace against novel H1N1 influenza A: A letter report. National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/12748

Respiratory protection for healthcare workers in the workplace against novel H1N1 influenza A : A letter report. / Committee on Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers in the Workplace Against Novel H1N1 Influenza A; Board on Health Sciences Policy; Institute of Medicine.

National Academies Press, 2009. 60 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Committee on Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers in the Workplace Against Novel H1N1 Influenza A, Board on Health Sciences Policy & Institute of Medicine 2009, Respiratory protection for healthcare workers in the workplace against novel H1N1 influenza A: A letter report. National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/12748
Committee on Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers in the Workplace Against Novel H1N1 Influenza A, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine. Respiratory protection for healthcare workers in the workplace against novel H1N1 influenza A: A letter report. National Academies Press, 2009. 60 p. https://doi.org/10.17226/12748
Committee on Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers in the Workplace Against Novel H1N1 Influenza A ; Board on Health Sciences Policy ; Institute of Medicine. / Respiratory protection for healthcare workers in the workplace against novel H1N1 influenza A : A letter report. National Academies Press, 2009. 60 p.
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