In 2009, the H1N1 influenza pandemic brought to the forefront the many unknowns about the virulence, spread, and nature of the virus, as well as questions regarding personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare personnel. In this book, the Institute of Medicine assesses the progress of PPE research and identifies future directions for PPE for healthcare personnel.
Table of Contents
|2 Understanding the Risk to Healthcare Personnel||29-70|
|3 Designing and Engineering Effective PPE||71-112|
|4 Using PPE: Individual and Organizational Issues||113-132|
|5 Policy Research and Implementation: Healthcare Systems, Standards, and Certification||133-156|
|Appendix A: Workshop Agenda||157-162|
|Appendix B: Participants List||163-172|
|Appendix C: Studies of the Clinical Effectiveness of Personal Protective Equipment During Outbreaks of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and Respiratory Syncytial Virus||173-176|
|Appendix D: Examples of Relevant Voluntary Consensus Standards||177-178|
|Appendix E: Committee Biographies||179-188|
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