Silver linings of the COVID-19 pandemic from an infection prevention and control perspective

By in COVID19, publications on November 10, 2020

Kara K Tsang, Dominik Mertz, Cindy O’Neill, & Sarah Khan

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 Nov 4;1-7.

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolved, infection prevention and control shifted approaches to personal protective equipment and environmental controls with significant investments in infrastructure, staffing, and education. We present local data demonstrating reduction in hospital acquired infection, recognizing that our hospitals’ acuity and volumes reduced due to pandemic preparation.

Note: Kara T. Tsang is a PhD student in the McArthur Lab and performed this collaboration independent of her doctoral research – well done Kara!

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